Installing BZL Wallet on Ubuntu 17.10 with Linux WINE

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If like me you were keen to get your hands on a BZL wallet for the exciting new Portuguese airdrop that has started, as a Linux user you may of been left disappointed.

While I imagine that the latest wallet works well in more stable distributions such as the long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04, with the latest 17.10 I had no success in getting the wallet to install. I tried building different versions from source as well as testing the QT images (that usually work) but none of these helped. I was left riddled with dependency issues despite how many libboost symlinks I produced.

So I turned to Linux WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator) and unsurprisingly the Windows executable for the latest v1.0.2 works perfectly well, as well as previous versions in fact. If you are facing the same problem as me in artful or stretch for example I’d recommend doing the same. Continue reading “Installing BZL Wallet on Ubuntu 17.10 with Linux WINE”

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