Ubuntu package name conflicts with Core.

Steve Sether

New Member
Nov 22, 2016

I installed the bitcoin unlimited program today, and previously had bitcoin core installed. I followed the instructions for the Ubuntu install and everything went smoothly until I tried to install the program itself.

The problem is that both bitcoin unlimited and bitcoin core share the same package name. Namely bitcoin-qt. I'm a longtime Linux user, so I quickly figured out the problem, uninstalled bitcoin core, and removed it from my set of repositories.

However, many people aren't this sophisticated, and I think simply changing the package name to bitcoin-unlimited-qt, and bitcoind-unlimited would resolve the problem, and prevent anyone having similar issues as myself.

Also, I think it's just confusing that the two versions of the bitcoin client are named the same thing. It prevents anyone from running both clients (for whatever reason).