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miner quickstart

Miner for helium blockchain

Build

$ make

Typecheck

$ make typecheck

Test

$ make test

docker

Build a miner-test image locally:

docker build -t helium:miner-test -f .buildkite/scripts/Dockerfile-xxxNN .

Note that Miner for AMD64 requires AVX support on the processor due to the erasure library.

It is possible to build ARM64 images from an AMD64 machine. Install the following:

sudo apt-get install qemu binfmt-support qemu-user-static # Install the qemu packages

Installing Miner from Source

AMD64 (AMD/Intel)

You need a processor with avx extensions. You can check this exists by running the following- if it is empty, your processor doesn't support AVX.

grep avx /proc/cpuinfo

Next, install git and build dependencies.

apt install -y git erlang libdbus-1-dev autoconf automake libtool flex libgmp-dev cmake libsodium-dev libssl-dev bison libsnappy-dev libclang-dev doxygen vim build-essential cargo parallel

Clone the git repository:

git clone https://github.com/helium/miner.git

And build:

cd miner/
make release

ARM (Raspbian) Install

Miner has been tested against Erlang OTP 22 and 23. Follow this PR for progress on Erlang OTP 24 support.

To install OTP 21.1.6 in Raspian, we'll first acquire the Erlang package from Erlang Solutions:

wget https://packages.erlang-solutions.com/erlang/debian/pool/esl-erlang_22.1.6-1~raspbian~buster_armhf.deb

Now we'll install various other dependencies and then install Erlang itself. You'll see some errors after running dpkg, you can ignore them:

sudo apt-get install libdbus-1-dev autoconf automake libtool flex libgmp-dev cmake libsodium-dev libssl-dev bison libsnappy-dev libclang-dev doxygen make
sudo dpkg -i esl-erlang_22.1.6-1~raspbian~buster_armhf.deb
sudo apt-get install -f

Clone the git repository:

git clone https://github.com/helium/miner.git

Now it's time to build the miner. This will take a while:

cd miner
make release