[BTC-dev] v0.5.4-TEST1 Pre-patched Test Bundle : Testers Needed!

Shane Kinney modsix at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 20:51:37 UTC 2015

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 ..::[ The Bitcoin Foundation: v0.5.4-TEST1 & Call For Testers ]::..

     [        Date: 2015.07.27                                 ]
     [   Co-Chairs: mod6 [R.01] && ben_vulpes [R.02]           ]

0x00] Introduction

  The Bitcoin Foundation has a pre-patched codebase available and ready for
  general testing.  This is NOT a release bundle and should not be used in
  any production environment.

  We need as much help testing as we can get.  If you would like to help us,
  please follow the steps below.  Thanks in advance.

0x01] Call for Testers

  The Bitcoin Foundation is looking to test the latest patch set applied on top
  of the v0.5.3.1-RELEASE codebase.  We would like to test the following
  environments and scenarios:

    Gentoo       [x86-64/glibc]
    Ubuntu 14.04 [x86-64]: Please record your steps and any packages you need.
    Ubuntu 10.04 [x86-64]: Please record your steps and any packages you need.
    Debian 6     [x86-64]
    Debian 7     [x86-64]
    Debian 8.X   [x86-64]

      full blockchain sync with -connect
      full blockchain sync with -addnode

    For -connect you may use the IP addresses of any of the following:
    dulap.b-a.link     =>
    incitatus.b-a.link =>
    zoolag.b-a.link    =>

    Your execution of the compiled static bitcoind should be simiar to this:
    ./bitcoind -myip=A.B.C.D -connect= &

  If required, please read the links in the reference section below to the
  patch emails themselves to gain a deeper understanding of what each patch

  The above is generally what is needed for testing for the patch bundle;
  however, the more testing the better.  Feel free to stop into #bitcoin-assets
  and ask mod6 if you need some direction.  We're glad to get your help!

0x02] What's Contained?

  In this v0.5.4-TEST1 patch bundle, the following patches have been applied
  in the exact order on top of the v0.5.3.1-RELEASE code:

  [R.03] asciilifeform_dnsseed_snipsnip.patch
  [R.04] asciilifeform-kills-integer-retardation.patch
  [R.05] asciilifeform_orphanage_thermonuke.patch
  [R.06] asciilifeform_tx-orphanage_amputation.patch
  [R.07] asciilifeform_zap_hardcoded_seeds.patch
  [R.08] asciilifeform_zap_showmyip_crud.patch
  [R.09] asciilifeform_dns_thermonyukyoolar_kleansing.patch
  [R.0A] asciilifeform_ver_now_5_4_and_irc_is_gone_and_now_must_give_ip.patch
  [R.0B] asciilifeform_and_now_we_have_block_dumper_corrected.patch
  [R.0C] mod6_fix_dumpblock_params.patch
  [R.0D] asciilifeform_and_now_we_have_eatblock.patch
  [R.0E] asciilifeform_lets_lose_testnet.patch
  [R.0F] asciilifeform_add_verifyall_option.patch

0x03] How do I build it?

  [ NOTE ]:
    This patched test bundle contains a stator.sh build script that is only
    configured at this time to build for x86-64 arch.

  If you wish to help test, download the archive [R.10] and signature
  file [R.11] attached to this message to a Linux environment.

  First, get mod6's pubkey:
  `gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x721705A8B71EADAF`

  Next, verify the archive signature:
  `gpg --verify bitcoin-v0_5_4-TEST1.tar.gz.sig`

  Check the sha256 checksum:
  `sha256sum bitcoin-v0_5_4-TEST1.tar.gz`

  Should equal:

  Extract the package:
  `tar -xf bitcoin-v0_5_4-TEST1.tar.gz`

  Read the contained `README.txt' file. [ Contains instructions. ]

  Set executable bit on `stator.sh':
  `chmod 0755 stator.sh`

  Finally, build:

0x04] Conclusion

   The Bitcoin Foundation would like to bestow our sincerest thanks and
   gratitude to the contributors and community for its support and insight.

[ References ]:

  [R.01]: 027A 8D7C 0FB8 A166 4372 0F40 7217 05A8 B71E ADAF
  [R.02]: 4F79 0794 2CA8 B89B 01E2 5A76 2AFA 1A9F D2D0 31DA
  [R.03]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-February/000040.html
  [R.04]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-April/000080.html
  [R.05]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-May/000088.html
  [R.06]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-May/000094.html
  [R.07]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-June/000098.html
  [R.08]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-June/000099.html
  [R.09]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-June/000100.html
  [R.0A]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-June/000101.html
  [R.0B]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-June/000104.html
  [R.0C]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-July/000131.html
  [R.0D]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-June/000105.html
  [R.0E]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-July/000119.html
  [R.0F]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-July/000120.html
  [R.10]: bitcoin-v0_5_4-TEST1.tar.gz
  [R.11]: bitcoin-v0_5_4-TEST1.tar.gz.sig

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