Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.17.0.2

Building feathercoin


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    We will do our best to improve the documentation.
    @curiosity81 said:

    We need Berkeley-DB 4.8 (do we???), get it:

    The configure script checks for Berkeley-db 5.1 and 4.8 so this may not be needed


  • Regular Member | Tip curiosity81

    There is no configure parameter

    use-qrencode=no

    It is not accepting this, or

    -use-qrencode=no
    --use-qrencode=no

    It accepts

    --with-qrencode=no

    but configure ends with a warning that this parameter is unknown. I also tried combinations with libzxing and similar with no effect.


  • Regular Member | Tip curiosity81

    Ahhh … somewhere else you wrote, that building with no libzxing is done via

    --with-qrcode=no

    this seems to work. So the configuration call would look as follows:

    ./configure LDFLAGS="-L/home/user/stuff/db-4.8/lib/" CPPFLAGS="-I/home/user/stuff/db-4.8/include/" --with-boost-libdir=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu --with-gui=qt5 --with-qrcode=no


  • Regular Member | Tip curiosity81

    No! Did not work. Building ends with

    snapwidget.cpp:10:51: fatal error: zxing/common/GlobalHistogramBinarizer.h: No such file or directory
    #include "zxing/common/GlobalHistogramBinarizer.h"

    So in the moment one has to compile it with xzing …


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    Too bad 😞

    Fixing autogen and configure scripts is not my favrourite as I’m not familiar with the macro language they use, but I will try to fix it.

    I see two problems here

    • the use-qrcode=no option is not set automatically if no libzxing or no qrencode library is found
    • even if you disable qrcode manually, the setting has no effect.

    It’s on my todo list now


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    Last time I built this from the guide for FTC, no problem.

    Unfortunately, the forum search, or the pinning of important pages has been lost with the move over to the more open source forum.

    I will continue to try to find that guide, and see if it still works on ubuntu 15.10

    • just making a suggestion to update the new site with link through to miner + guide, it would also be good to have a link on the download source page + guide thread to compile your own version . With little work, just updating what we got, this will save many support issues and most FAQ’s new members have.

    I’m also pretty sure a compile guide from namecoin might not be applicable, and we are doing work fixing their guide, better spent on FTC’s.


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @wrapper
    The forum search is still there, as well as the pinning functionality, which is availabe to moderators.

    For the forum search click on the magnifying-glass symbol in the upper right area of the page, left of the bell symbol.
    ‘Pin Topic’ can be found by operators under the Topic tools pull down


  • Regular Member | Tip curiosity81

    @wrapper Nope, Namecoin works differently: clone it from git, enter the directory, do qmake and then make. Done. Provided the dependencies are available.


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @curiosity81 said:

    @wrapper Nope, Namecoin works differently: clone it from git, enter the directory, do qmake and then make. Done. Provided the dependencies are available.

    That has been the case for Feathercoin, too up to version 0.8.7.X.
    These Versions used Qt4, so I assume that Namecoin ist build on Qt4.

    Since v0.9.x Feathercoin-Gui is build on Qt5 and the make process is different.

    You may have noticed, that the Qt4 verions of Feathercoin 0.9.X does abort with complie errors, so Qt5 is the only option available.


  • Regular Member | Tip curiosity81

    @curiosity81 Manual still works for the current version 0.9.6.0 of feathercoin-qt and there is no error message anymore.