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How to complete synchronization through a remote node?

How to install the monero wallet GUI?

When the wallet GUI completes so that zero blocks remain, how much overlap is there with other wallets on the same system with the same user?

To my understanding, the GUI will only store transactions relevant for a specific wallet. Under that configuration, then, the entire blockchain would have to be iterated through again. Is that correct?

All else being equal, I prefer the cli over the GUI. But all else isn't equal, as the cli wallet is out of date.

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  • "But all else isn't equal, as the cli wallet is out of date." So update it. There's no good reason to not upgrade to the latest release.
    – jtgrassie
    May 23, 2023 at 16:09
  • Absolutely @jtgrassie but apt shows this to be latest version, which is why I went to flatpak. May 24, 2023 at 2:53
  • "DISCLAIMER: These packages are not part of this repository or maintained by this project's contributors, and as such, do not go through the same review process to ensure their trustworthiness and security." src
    – jtgrassie
    May 24, 2023 at 10:58
  • "but apt shows this to be latest version" <- you didn't install from an official release. See getmonero.org/downloads and github.com/monero-project/monero/releases for official releases.
    – jtgrassie
    May 24, 2023 at 11:03

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Does each GUI wallet need to iterate the blockchain for transactions?

Yes, this is called scanning. A wallet can't know if it received any transactions without scanning the blockchain.

... how much overlap is there with other wallets on the same system with the same user?

None.

To my understanding, the GUI will only store transactions relevant for a specific wallet.

Correct.

...the entire blockchain would have to be iterated through again. Is that correct?

Not quite. Each wallet keeps track of where in the blockchain it last scanned from, and each must scan from that point, regardless of where other wallets have scanned. So if wallet A last scanned from 1 to 100, when it's next loaded, it must scan from 100, and if wallet B hasn't yet scanned anything, it must scan from 1. The wallets are completely independent.

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  • On Ask Ubuntu, asked how to install v18 of the CLI wallet and daemon askubuntu.com/q/1469163/847449 May 24, 2023 at 3:42
  • "DISCLAIMER: These packages are not part of this repository or maintained by this project's contributors, and as such, do not go through the same review process to ensure their trustworthiness and security." src
    – jtgrassie
    May 24, 2023 at 11:00

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