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I have a virtual machine with Ubuntu MATE installed. How do I install an Aeon node on this?

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Install the necessary prerequisites (on top of a default Ubuntu MATE image):

sudo apt-get install cmake g++ libboost-all-dev

Create a git directory:

mkdir git
cd git

Clone the GitHub repository:

git clone https://github.com/aeonix/aeon.git
cd aeon

Compile the sources:

make

After about 30 minutes, you'll end up with the following binaries in the build/release/src subdirectory:

-rwxrwxr-x 1 user user 3600096 Jan 26 14:44 aeond
-rwxrwxr-x 1 user user  829136 Jan 26 14:44 connectivity_tool
-rwxrwxr-x 1 user user  789768 Jan 26 14:46 simpleminer
-rwxrwxr-x 1 user user 2768864 Jan 26 14:47 simplewallet

When synching up the blockchain, if you have a nearby node available, use the --add-priority-node option to speed up the process, e.g.:

./aeond --add-priority-node <IP address>:11180 

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