Browse Source

added OS X documentation to doc/init.md

pull/1/head
Kevin Cooper 7 years ago
parent
commit
e04b0b6b83
  1. 23
      doc/init.md

23
doc/init.md

@ -13,8 +13,9 @@ can be found in the contrib/init folder. @@ -13,8 +13,9 @@ can be found in the contrib/init folder.
1. Service User
---------------------------------
All three startup configurations assume the existence of a "bitcoin" user
All three Linux startup configurations assume the existence of a "bitcoin" user
and group. They must be created before attempting to use these scripts.
The OS X configuration assumes bitcoind will be set up for the current user.
2. Configuration
---------------------------------
@ -48,6 +49,8 @@ see `contrib/debian/examples/bitcoin.conf`. @@ -48,6 +49,8 @@ see `contrib/debian/examples/bitcoin.conf`.
3. Paths
---------------------------------
3a) Linux
All three configurations assume several paths that might need to be adjusted.
Binary: `/usr/bin/bitcoind`
@ -62,6 +65,13 @@ reasons to make the configuration file and data directory only readable by the @@ -62,6 +65,13 @@ reasons to make the configuration file and data directory only readable by the
bitcoin user and group. Access to bitcoin-cli and other bitcoind rpc clients
can then be controlled by group membership.
3b) Mac OS X
Binary: `/usr/local/bin/bitcoind`
Configuration file: `~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/bitcoin.conf`
Data directory: `~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin`
Lock file: `~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/.lock`
4. Installing Service Configuration
-----------------------------------
@ -97,6 +107,17 @@ Using this script, you can adjust the path and flags to the bitcoind program by @@ -97,6 +107,17 @@ Using this script, you can adjust the path and flags to the bitcoind program by
setting the BITCOIND and FLAGS environment variables in the file
/etc/sysconfig/bitcoind. You can also use the DAEMONOPTS environment variable here.
4e) Mac OS X
Copy org.bitcoin.bitcoind.plist into ~/Library/LaunchAgents. Load the launch agent by
running `launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/org.bitcoin.bitcoind.plist`.
This Launch Agent will cause bitcoind to start whenever the user logs in.
NOTE: This approach is intended for those wanting to run bitcoind as the current user.
You will need to modify org.bitcoin.bitcoind.plist if you intend to use it as a
Launch Daemon with a dedicated bitcoin user.
5. Auto-respawn
-----------------------------------

Loading…
Cancel
Save