So, having a newer BerkeleyDB is only a problem, if you want to use your wallet.dat on another system and this other system happens to use BerkeleyDB 4.8 - which is the case for the bitcoind executables which are downloadable from the project itself.
This release contains the Prolog and C source code and the scriptsnecessary to build and modify MetaMap. The MetaMap Source Releasecurrently runs on the following platforms:LinuxMac OS/X In order to build the MetaMap Source release a number of packages are required.These include the following: MetaMap Full Download The full version of MetaMap corresponding to the source release must be downloaded from MetaMap 2011 Full Download and installed before installing the source code distribution, as described at the end of this section. SICStus Prolog 4.3.2 or later SICStus Prolog is a commercial product available from Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) at GNU C Compiler Available from This should already be installed or be available as a package in your distribution if you're using Linux. If you're using Mac OS/X, the Apple Developer Tools include GCC. This should be provided on one of the distribution disks that is provided with the computer but can also be obtained from Apple Developer Tools Site ( Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8 orlater Java Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.6.0 or later is preferred but is not required for use of the MetaMap Source Code Suite. Java Runtime Environment (JRE 1.6) or later is the minimum required environment for running MetaMap. Java is available from the \"Developer Resources for JavaTechnology\" website ( ). GNU Binutils Available from This software should already be installed or be available as a package in your distribution if you're using Linux. On Mac OS/X these are provided with the Apple Developer Tools mentioned in the previous section on GNU C Compiler. GNU Make Available from This should already be installed or be available as a package in your distribution if you're using Linux or Mac OS/X. If you're using Solaris you can get it from sunfreeware.com ( ). See next item \"Solaris specific prerequisites\" for more information. Berkeley DB 4.8.X Berkeley DB should already be installed or be available as a package in your distribution if you're using Linux. Otherwise, it is available at the Oracle Berkeley DB Downloads Page. MetaMap 2010 uses Berkeley DB 4.8.24, but that release is no longer available from Oracle; according to SICS, however, a more recent version of 4.8.x should work, such as 4.8.30, which is still available. Brief documentation on installing and using the MetaMap Source Releaseis available in the
Ubuntu uses a package manager to simplify the downloading and installation of dependencies. Over time, the configuration of these packages becomes outdated. Ensure that your version of Ubuntu has the latest package information with the following command. Enter your login password when prompted.
If you have a brand new microSD card, you will need to download a Raspbian image to your PC and image your microSD card. This tutorial will assume you are using a PC running Microsoft Windows. Instructions for imaging using Mac or Linux can be found in the Raspberry Pi documents:
If you are not going to use the GUI you should download and use Raspbian Jessie Lite, which comes without the desktop software and so is more streamlined (but you will need to install one more dependency, git).
A swap file allows the microCD card to be used as extra memory if needed. It is slower and heavy use will shorten the life of a microSD card. Raspbian defaults to a 100Mb swap file which is not actually needed to build and run Bitcoin core under normal operating conditions. However if you are expecting to download the whole blockchain on the raspnode or the blockchain gets significantly behind, the downloading of extra blocks to catch up can exceed the built in memory and cause Bitcoin core to crash. Enlarging the swap file by a little bit protects against this possibility.
Bitcoin Core 0.11.2 uses version 4.8 of the Berkeley database so we'll need to download, build, and install that. If you wish to run your Bitcoin node without a wallet, you can skip to Installing Bitcoin.
Download the Bitcoin Core 0.13.x (0.13.0 as of Oct 8, 2016) source code from github and build it. This command should download and install the latest 0.13.x version based on how Bitcoin Core organizes their repo, but that could change at any point. So if you wish to upgrade from 0.13.0 to 0.13.1, you would just need to use the same command, but updating to something like 0.14.x would require switching branches. Leaving the -b argument out will grab the latest development version which may or may not be stable and will not have been officially released yet.
Downloading and verifying the full Bitcoin blockchain on the raspberry pi will take well over a month at this point and due to some optimizations made, doing so will cause the bitcoin software to crash many times during this period. You need to download the blockchain to another computer and transfer it to the external drive first.
\"berkeleydb\" are the Python \"bindings\" for the excellent Oracle Berkeley DB. They areincluded in stardard Python version 2.3 thru 2.7, but here you will find a vastly updated version.Python 3.x doesn't include native Berkeley DB support, you need toinstall this library by your own.I'm the official maintainer since January 2008.Since legacy Python 2 is deprecated, this library has been renamed from bsddb3 to berkeleydband new releases are Python 3 only.These are your choices:You are using Python 3 >= 3.6 and you don't have legacy bsddb3 code around:Cool. Install berkeleydb library. For example, type: pip install berkeleydb.You are still running legacy Python (Python 2) or Python 3 3.9 and you need bsddb3:bsddb3 supports up to Python 3.9. If you are running a more modern Python versión, you must upgrade toberkeleydb library.You are running Python 3 and you can update your code from bsddb3 library to berkeleydb library:The main change you need to be aware is that in berkeleydb keys and values are now bytes, while inbsddb3 they were strings. You would only need to change your code to add or remove type encoding/decoding,depending of how you use the library. The process should be simple.ResourcesBerkeleydb DocumentationThe documentation always references the last supported Oracle Berkeley DB library. If youlink against an older Oracle Berkeley DB release, some features might not be available, syntax can change, etc.berkeleydb documentation (18.1.2)Python bindings for Oracle Berkeley DB Mailing ListMercurial repositorypybsddb source version commit notifications Mailing ListOld resources. For historic reference only!:Documentation for legacy bsddb3 library:PyBSDDB Documentation (6.2.6)PyBSDDB Documentation for version 5.1.2After this version, Replication Manager API changed. Also, there isa new API for configuring limits, dinamically.PyBSDDB Documentation for version released with Python 2.7 (4.8.4)PyBSDDB Documentation for version released with Python 2.6 (4.7.3)Python Bindings for BerkeleyDB 3.3 thru 4.5 (SourceForge) (Old webpage)Here is the (very outdated!) documentation, bug tracker, feature requester, etc.Archives of the old mailing list in SourceForgeReleasesThe numbering schema of berkeleydb releases is X.Y.Z. The X.Y combination documents thehighest Oracle Berkeley DB release supported. That is, pybsddb 4.7.2 is the third releaseof the branch that supports Oracle Berkeley DB 4.7.x (the first release would be 4.7.0).You can link berkeleydb against older Oracle Berkeley DB releases, if youwish, although the documentation always references the latest supported release.Berkeleydb always tries to link against the latest supported Oracle Berkeley DB release. If youwant to link to a particular BDB release, you can do \"python3 setup.py --berkeley-db=PATH\".If you already have berkeleydb installed and you want torelink it against other Oracle Berkeley DB release, you have to reinstall.You can check the berkeleydb version typing berkeleydb.__version__. You can see theOracle Berkeley DB version the binding is linked against with berkeleydb.db.version().Releases are published viaPython Package Index, so you can use\"easy_install\" (setuptools)or \"pip\".Read-only Mercurialrepository available at parties can subscribe to thecommit mailing list.berkeleydb-18.1.5:Testsuite verified with Python 3.7-3.11a4, and Oracle Berkeley DB 4.8, 5.3, 6.2 and 18.1. (20220121)BEWARE: Oracle Berkeley DB versions 6.x and up are licensed under AGPL3 or have a commercial license.If you need the old Oracle Berkeley DB license, you can still use Oracle Berkeley DB version up to (and including) 5.3.You can link with that Oracle Berkeley DB version using this bindings release.If you are going to use replication (Replication Manager or Base Replication),you should link against Oracle Berkeley DB 5.1 or up. Changes:WARNING - BREAKING CHANGE: Drop support for Python 3.6.
This breaking change should usually require a major and/or minornumber update. Since berkeleydb traditional numbering isrelated to the higher Oracle Berkeley DB supported, I wouldusually wait until Oracle releases a new version to upgrade myown version and deprecate old Python support at the same time.Given that Oracle has not released a new Oracle Berkeley DB inalmost four years, I must break this practice for now.
berkeleydb-18.1.4:Testsuite verified with Python 3.6-3.10a2, and