Armory cannot find bitcoin installation in Ubuntu 14.04


I installed Bitcoin Core version v0.11.2.0-g7e27892 (64-bit) at /usr/bin/bitcoin-qt.

After that I installed armory 0.93.3-beta-e59e10d38c.

When I launch armory it says "cannot find bitcoin installation". I go to File > Settings and set "Bitcoin install dir" to /usr/bin.

Yet armory keeps repeating that msg. Is it a bug?

I’m running Ubuntu 14.04 64bit.


Posted 2016-01-18T14:30:16.300

Reputation: 31

Have you tried setting the "Bitcoin install dir" to /usr/bin/bitcoin-qt? – Murch – 2016-01-18T16:20:17.683

@Murch: yes, i did – user152037 – 2016-01-18T16:28:25.130

I mean, in armory? Because you wrote you set it to /usr/bin instead. – Murch – 2016-01-18T17:05:04.087



you need to copy both "bitcoin-qt" and "bitcoind" files into the installation directory and make them executable (chmod 755 bitcoin*) then try installing in armory. check this link: armory FAQ

Brian SP

Posted 2016-01-18T14:30:16.300

Reputation: 111


You should probably install bitcoind as well

sudo apt-get install bitcoind

Here you can find more details


Posted 2016-01-18T14:30:16.300

Reputation: 101

You should probably elaborate on this answer a bit more. It helps to explain why this solution works, especially when there are different answers already posted. – Jestin – 2016-10-12T14:13:02.710

I'm afraid I'm a very newbie and I don't know more details but, this is what helped me to solve my case. I've added the source of my answer. – hugronaphor – 2016-10-12T17:35:34.693