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Old testnet bitcoin.conf prevents launch: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

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  • I’m submitting a …

    • [ x ] bug report
  • What is the current behavior? Node Launcher won’t start and will crash with below error message.

[Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/Users/somebody/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/testnet3'
File "", line 22, in File "node_launcher/gui/", line 15, in __init__ File "node_launcher/node_set/", line 29, in __init__ File "node_launcher/node_set/", line 54, in __init__ File "node_launcher/node_set/", line 128, in get_wallet_paths 
  • If the current behavior is a bug, please provide the steps to reproduce

I had an existing bitcoin testnet installation with a bitcoin.conf for testnet. I removed the testnet data at some point for space and because node wasn’t running anyway and this created a problem. When this bitcoin.conf is present in ~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin the node launcher won’t start with above error message. Removing/renaming existing bitcion.conf will allow node launcher to start.

  • What is the expected behavior?

Node Launcher starting (preferably) and/or perhaps show a hint for the cause of the error and suggest disabling any current bitcoin installation and renaming the bitcoin.conf file.

  • What is the motivation / use case for changing the behavior?

Not so relevant for this issue, but more robust app launching.

  • Please tell us about your environment:

    • Operating System: [ macOS ]
  • Other information (e.g. detailed explanation, stacktraces, related issues, suggestions how to fix, links for us to have context, eg. stackoverflow, gitter, etc)

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Comments:5

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Sosthene00commented, Apr 24, 2019

Hi, I want to give it a shot, I’ve started working on it

PierreRochardcommented, Apr 25, 2019

Sorry for all the big changes @BobleChinois! I’ve got more changes coming for the configuration area as well. I have removed testnet support for now, in the future I’d like to find a way to support regtest/testnet without putting if statements all over the codebase

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