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To build dependencies for the current arch+OS:


To build for another arch/OS:

make HOST=host-platform-triplet

For example:

make HOST=x86_64-w64-mingw32 -j4

A prefix will be generated that's suitable for plugging into Bitcoin's configure. In the above example, a dir named x86_64-w64-mingw32 will be created. To use it for Bitcoin:

./configure --prefix=`pwd`/depends/x86_64-w64-mingw32

Common host-platform-triplets for cross compilation are:

  • x86_64-w64-mingw32 for Win64
  • x86_64-apple-darwin14 for macOS
  • arm-linux-gnueabihf for Linux ARM 32 bit
  • aarch64-linux-gnu for Linux ARM 64 bit
  • riscv32-linux-gnu for Linux RISC-V 32 bit
  • riscv64-linux-gnu for Linux RISC-V 64 bit

No other options are needed, the paths are automatically configured.

Install the required dependencies: Ubuntu & Debian

For macOS cross compilation

sudo apt-get install curl librsvg2-bin libtiff-tools bsdmainutils cmake imagemagick libcap-dev libz-dev libbz2-dev python3-setuptools

For Win32/Win64 cross compilation

For linux (including i386, ARM) cross compilation

Common linux dependencies:

sudo apt-get install make automake cmake curl g++-multilib libtool binutils-gold bsdmainutils pkg-config python3 patch

For linux ARM cross compilation:

sudo apt-get install g++-arm-linux-gnueabihf binutils-arm-linux-gnueabihf

For linux AARCH64 cross compilation:

sudo apt-get install g++-aarch64-linux-gnu binutils-aarch64-linux-gnu

For linux RISC-V 64-bit cross compilation (there are no packages for 32-bit):

sudo apt-get install g++-riscv64-linux-gnu binutils-riscv64-linux-gnu

RISC-V known issue: gcc-7.3.0 and gcc-7.3.1 result in a broken test_bitcoin executable (see, this is apparently fixed in gcc-8.1.0.

Dependency Options

The following can be set when running make: make FOO=bar

SOURCES_PATH: downloaded sources will be placed here
BASE_CACHE: built packages will be placed here
SDK_PATH: Path where sdk's can be found (used by macOS)
FALLBACK_DOWNLOAD_PATH: If a source file can't be fetched, try here before giving up
NO_QT: Don't download/build/cache qt and its dependencies
NO_WALLET: Don't download/build/cache libs needed to enable the wallet
NO_UPNP: Don't download/build/cache packages needed for enabling upnp
DEBUG: disable some optimizations and enable more runtime checking
RAPIDCHECK: build rapidcheck (experimental, requires cmake)
HOST_ID_SALT: Optional salt to use when generating host package ids
BUILD_ID_SALT: Optional salt to use when generating build package ids

If some packages are not built, for example make NO_WALLET=1, the appropriate options will be passed to bitcoin's configure. In this case, --disable-wallet.

Additional targets

download: run 'make download' to fetch all sources without building them
download-osx: run 'make download-osx' to fetch all sources needed for macOS builds
download-win: run 'make download-win' to fetch all sources needed for win builds
download-linux: run 'make download-linux' to fetch all sources needed for linux builds

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