How to install Bisq
on Arch Linux

Bisq

Bisq

David Parrish (daveparrish)
  • David Parrish (daveparrish)
  • Finance

Peer-to-peer exchange to trade various curriencies for bitcoin

Cross-platform desktop application that allows users to trade national currency (dollars, euros, etc) for bitcoin without relying on centralized exchanges.

See the Github page (https://github.com/dmp1ce/bisq-snap) for more information on this snap.

Details for Bisq

License
AGPL-3.0
Last updated
30 October 2019

Enable snaps on Arch Linux and install Bisq

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/snapd.git cd snapd makepkg -si

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install Bisq

To install Bisq, simply use the following command:

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