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I was following this youtube video in order to install Ethereum client on Ubuntu 15.10

First I installed Go language environment. Then I have build QT following this wiki

After that I tried to download and install Ethereum CLI client with

go get -u github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/ethereum

But, I get the following error

github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum (download)
package github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/ethereum: cannot find package "github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/ethereum" in any of:
    /usr/local/go/src/github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/ethereum (from $GOROOT)
    /home/cooldudeabhi/work/src/github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/ethereum (from $GOPATH)

How do I fix this?

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Error spotted

There is a typo in your command. Try:

go get -u github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/

Remove the last ethereum.

Install from repository

You can also use the official ethereum ubuntu repositories:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum-dev
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ethereum

After installing, run geth account new to create an account on your node.

Build from source

If everything else does not work try manually cloning and building:

  • Deps:

    sudo apt-get install -y git build-essential libgmp3-dev golang
    
  • Build:

    git clone https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum
    

    cd go-ethereum make geth

You can now run ./build/bin/geth to start your node.

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The video you linked to is quite old, almost 2 years ago (2014).

According to https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Installation-Instructions-for-Ubuntu here are the steps for Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum-dev (skip this if you only want the last stable version)
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ethereum

(For other platforms, see this.)

  • Can you post instructions for Linux? I was just following the video so I can get idea for my Linux machine – Abhimanyu Aryan Jan 27 '16 at 1:28
  • The question mentiones Ubuntu 15.10 though, so it is unlikely homebrew would help them. – Joris Bontje Jan 27 '16 at 1:29
  • oops, let me fix... the video was 15mins long so was glancing and I missed the question – eth Jan 27 '16 at 2:41
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****Go through these simple steps****

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ethereum

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