How to Setup a Bitcoin BIP148/UASF Node on FreeBSD

By | May 22, 2017

Assuming you have a fresh FreeBSD (or a jail) installed, and you are logged in as root, download the latest version of BIP148 enabled bitcoin sources from here as .tar.gz file and untar it.  As of writing it is v0.14.1-uasfsegwit0.3.tar.gz.

fetch https://github.com/UASF/bitcoin/archive/v0.14.1-uasfsegwit0.3.tar.gz
tar xzvf v0.14.1-uasfsegwit0.3.tar.gz
cd bitcoin-0.14.1-uasfsegwit0.3

Next the documentation in ./doc/build-unix.md tells us which packages we have to install to compile bitcoin. Let's install them:

pkg install autoconf automake libtool pkgconf
pkg install boost-libs openssl libevent
pkg install gmake

And now compile and install bitcoind:

./autogen.sh 
./configure --without-gui --without-miniupnpc --disable-wallet
gmake
gmake install

Now start bitcoind

bitcoind -daemon

Make sure your server is reachable over port 8333.

To check your node go to bitnode and enter the ip address of your node. You should get a result similar to this:

 

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