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FS#57317 - [zcash] zcashd.service is missing

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Konstantin Shalygin (k0ste) - Thursday, 01 February 2018, 06:46 GMT
Last edited by Balló György (City-busz) - Sunday, 01 January 2023, 13:46 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Assigned   Reopened
Assigned To kpcyrd (kpcyrd)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



In service for run deamon on boot is missing. Before zcash I was use monero ( and so far so good - service works pretty well.


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Comment by Nicola Squartini (tensor5) - Wednesday, 07 February 2018, 10:55 GMT
I added a user zcashd.service:

systemctl --user start zcashd.service

This will run zcash in your home directory and store the blockchain and wallet data in ~/.zcash as usual.
Comment by Konstantin Shalygin (k0ste) - Wednesday, 07 February 2018, 15:58 GMT
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Why like this? This implementation requires have blockchain for all users separately. Why not use generic Arch way: blockchain is handled by user like 'bitcoin' or 'monero' in user home directory '/var/lib/bitcoin/'? This behavior is already used by:
Comment by Nicola Squartini (tensor5) - Wednesday, 07 February 2018, 16:08 GMT
There is a problem with that. A user cannot write his wallet data in /var/lib/zcash. If you look at bitcoin's .service you can see --disable-wallet, means it only stores the blockchain. I thought about making 2 service files, one user level and one system level with wallet disabled. The problem is that Zcash requires running fetch-parameters on the first run; this download special keys in ~/.zcash-params and this location is not configurable. If there was a way to download to /var/lib/zcash, I would have done it. I'm open for suggestions.
Comment by Buggy McBugFace (bugbot) - Tuesday, 08 August 2023, 19:11 GMT
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