Objective

The objective is to install Electron LTC, the Litecoin wallet on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux desktop

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - Electrum-LTC 3.0.6.2 or higher

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Download Litecoin wallet

First step is to download the latest Electrum Litecoin wallet from the official website. At the time of writing the latest Electrum Litecoin wallet version is Electrum-LTC 3.0.6.2.

The bellow wget command will download hash-sums, signature and the actual Electrum Litecoin wallet tarball package. Open up terminal and enter (update the version numbers where necessary):
$ wget https://electrum-ltc.org/download/Electrum-LTC-3.0.6.2.tar.gz https://electrum-ltc.org/download/Electrum-LTC-3.0.6.2.tar.gz.asc https://electrum-ltc.org/download/Electrum-LTC-3.0.6.2.tar.gz.DIGESTS.txt

Verify Download

Next, we need to verify our download. First, let's check MD5SUM hash. MD5SUM must match exactly:
$ cat Electrum-LTC-3.0.6.2.tar.gz.DIGESTS.txt
# MD5 hash
c388bb2651517fb77e6cc0d5f5ef4995  Electrum-LTC-3.0.6.2.tar.gz
$ md5sum Electrum-LTC-3.0.6.2.tar.gz
c388bb2651517fb77e6cc0d5f5ef4995  Electrum-LTC-3.0.6.2.tar.gz
To verify package signature first import a relevant key:
$ gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x6fc4c9f7f1be8fea
gpg: directory '/home/linuxconfig/.gnupg' created
gpg: new configuration file '/home/linuxconfig/.gnupg/dirmngr.conf' created
gpg: new configuration file '/home/linuxconfig/.gnupg/gpg.conf' created
gpg: keybox '/home/linuxconfig/.gnupg/pubring.kbx' created
gpg: /home/linuxconfig/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 6FC4C9F7F1BE8FEA: public key "pooler " imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1

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Next, confirm downloaded tarball signature:

$ gpg --verify Electrum-LTC-3.0.6.2.tar.gz.asc Electrum-LTC-3.0.6.2.tar.gz
gpg: Signature made Tue 06 Feb 2018 00:42:00 AEDT
gpg:                using RSA key 6FC4C9F7F1BE8FEA
gpg: Good signature from "pooler  pooler@litecoinpool.org" [unknown]
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg:          There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: CAE1 092A D355 3FFD 21C0  5DE3 6FC4 C9F7 F1BE 8FEA
Note Good signature on Line 4. All seems to be in order!

Install Litecoin wallet

The following prerequisites need to be satisfied on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver before we can proceed with Litecoin wallet installation:
$  sudo apt install python3-setuptools python3-scrypt python3-pyqt5
Once ready proceed with the Litecoin wallet installation:
$ sudo pip3 install Electrum-LTC-3.0.6.2.tar.gz

Start Litecoin Wallet

To start Litecoin wallet either open up terminal and enter:
$ electrum-ltc
or search your start menu:

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