Installing Gridcoin

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iono
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Installing Gridcoin

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I am donating my Cpu time to BOINC and I got projects running on my Raspberry Pi. Now, i am installing Gridcoin (http://www.gridcoin.us/Guides/gridcoin-install.htm) but I got into this:
root@DietPi:~# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gridcoin/gridcoin-stable
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
Stable builds for ordinary users for i386, amd64 and armhf. This PPA will lag leisure releases by up to one day to ensure stability. Mandatory upgrades will be released immediately.
For potentially less stable but quickly released daily builds, use:https://code.launchpad.net/~gridcoin/+a ... coin-daily More info: https://launchpad.net/~gridcoin/+archiv ... oin-stable
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 167, in <module>
sp = SoftwareProperties(options=options)
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 105, in __init__
self.reload_sourceslist()
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 595, in reload_sourceslist
self.distro.get_sources(self.sourceslist)
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py", line 89, in get_sources
(self.id, self.codename))
aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for Raspbian/jessie
root@DietPi:~#
Does this mean Gridcoin is not installable on Dietpi? Are there other ways?
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Fourdee
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Re: Installing Gridcoin

Post by Fourdee »

iono wrote:aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for Raspbian/jessie

Does this mean Gridcoin is not installable on Dietpi? Are there other ways?
Hi,

Seems they only support Ubuntu currently for those packages. You'll most likely need to compile it manually, or find a "hacky" workaround :).
If you find our project or support useful, then we’d really appreciate it if you’d consider contributing to the project however you can.
Donating is the easiest – you can use PayPal or become a DietPi patron.
Jerry Jacob

Re: Installing Gridcoin

Post by Jerry Jacob »

The following guides explain how to set up the Gridcoin Research wallet client on the platform of your choice.
If you have not yet installed the BOINC client, you should read the BOINC installation guide to setup BOINC on the platform of your choice. The BOINC client has to be installed alongside the Gridcoin client in order to verify BOINC account ownership and to access local BOINC statistics.
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