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Anyone know how to get bitcoin to compile?

From: Pierre Abbat <phma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:55:48 -0400

I'd like to run bitcoin. I have a Linux laptop with a working bitcoin install, 
but I'd rather not keep my main wallet on my laptop, so I'd like to run 
bitcoin on my DFly desktop. So I gitted it from 
git://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.git and tried to compile. I got two 
completely different errors, both related to where packages install files.

The bitcoind program uses boost, and the makefile couldn't find it. Instead of 
CMakeLists.txt or a configure script, there's a makefile.unix which is supposed 
to work for all Unices, but doesn't. The include files are in 
/usr/pkg/include/boost/, and the makefile doesn't know to look in /usr/pkg/.

The GUI program uses Qt (a welcome change from the first version I tried to 
install, which used a future version of some GUI library that I had to 
install, and couldn't get right). I had to add /usr/pkg/qt4/bin to the path to 
get qmake to run, and it failed to find QMainWindow and other include files.

I asked on the IRC channel #bitcoin-dev and was denigrated for running an 
obscure operating system and not knowing how to get things to run on it. I 
know how to make my own programs run on it, but I don't have any GUI projects. 
I used to use autotools (in KDevelop) and now use CMake; I don't write 
makefiles and expect them to run on other systems, except for POV-Ray projects 
or Forth programs or things like that.

Could someone who knows how to port GUI programs talk with the Bitcoin people 
and figure this out? The short-term solution would be to write a makefile.pkgsrc 
that works on NetBSD and DragonFly. The best long-term solution, I think, 
would be to convert the whole build process to CMake. I've compiled Vidalia, 
which is a CMake and Qt project, on DragonFly with no problem.

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