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build-msw.md 1.9KB

WINDOWS BUILD NOTES

Compilers Supported

TODO: What works? Note: releases are cross-compiled using mingw running on Linux.

Dependencies

Libraries you need to download separately and build:

name            default path               download
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OpenSSL         \openssl-1.0.1c-mgw        http://www.openssl.org/source/
Berkeley DB     \db-4.8.30.NC-mgw          http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/berkeley-db/index.html
Boost           \boost-1.50.0-mgw          http://www.boost.org/users/download/
miniupnpc       \miniupnpc-1.6-mgw         http://miniupnp.tuxfamily.org/files/

Their licenses:

OpenSSL        Old BSD license with the problematic advertising requirement
Berkeley DB    New BSD license with additional requirement that linked software must be free open source
Boost          MIT-like license
miniupnpc      New (3-clause) BSD license

Versions used in this release:

OpenSSL      1.0.1c
Berkeley DB  4.8.30.NC
Boost        1.50.0
miniupnpc    1.6

OpenSSL

MSYS shell:

un-tar sources with MSYS ‘tar xfz’ to avoid issue with symlinks (OpenSSL ticket 2377) change ‘MAKE’ env. variable from ‘C:\MinGW32\bin\mingw32-make.exe’ to ‘/c/MinGW32/bin/mingw32-make.exe’

cd /c/openssl-1.0.1c-mgw
./config
make

Berkeley DB

MSYS shell:

cd /c/db-4.8.30.NC-mgw/build_unix
sh ../dist/configure --enable-mingw --enable-cxx
make

Boost

MSYS shell:

downloaded boost jam 3.1.18
cd \boost-1.50.0-mgw
bjam toolset=gcc --build-type=complete stage

MiniUPnPc

UPnP support is optional, make with USE_UPNP= to disable it.

MSYS shell:

cd /c/miniupnpc-1.6-mgw
make -f Makefile.mingw
mkdir miniupnpc
cp *.h miniupnpc/

Bitcoin

MSYS shell:

cd \bitcoin
sh autogen.sh
sh configure
mingw32-make
strip bitcoind.exe