[Pkg-bitcoin-devel] Bug#835809: bitcoind: Blockchain needs 87+ GB of space, not 20+

didi.debian at cknow.org didi.debian at cknow.org
Sun Aug 28 13:12:48 UTC 2016

Package: bitcoind
Version: 0.12.1-0.1
Severity: normal

The description of the bitcoin* packages mentions the following line:
This requires 20+ GB of space, slowly growing.

That info seems to be severely outdated and actually uses 87+ GB on my system, 
which is more then 4 times as much. I've put the severity at normal instead 
of minor/wishlist as it failed to work properly on a system where I had around 
50GB space free when/where I installed it.

PS: although reportbug reports the system as Raspbian, most of the system, 
including bitcoind, is from plain Debian. 
As you may have guessed, bitcoind is running on my Raspberry Pi.

-- System Information:
Distributor ID:	Raspbian
Description:	Raspbian GNU/Linux testing (stretch)
Release:	testing
Codename:	stretch
Architecture: armv7l

Kernel: Linux 4.4.0-1-rpi2 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages bitcoind depends on:
ii  libboost-chrono1.61.0           1.61.0+dfsg-2.1
ii  libboost-filesystem1.61.0       1.61.0+dfsg-2.1
ii  libboost-program-options1.61.0  1.61.0+dfsg-2.1
ii  libboost-system1.61.0           1.61.0+dfsg-2.1
ii  libboost-thread1.61.0           1.61.0+dfsg-2.1
ii  libc6                           2.23-4
ii  libdb5.3++                      5.3.28-12
ii  libevent-2.0-5                  2.0.21-stable-2+b1
ii  libevent-pthreads-2.0-5         2.0.21-stable-2+b1
ii  libgcc1                         1:6.1.1-11
ii  libminiupnpc10                  1.9.20140610-2.1
ii  libssl1.0.2                     1.0.2h-1
ii  libstdc++6                      6.1.1-11
ii  libzmq5                         4.1.5-2

bitcoind recommends no packages.

bitcoind suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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