Building from Sources

Building from Sources

Downloading the sources

The sources can be downloaded from github as described here.


Development Toolkit

The following dependencies were necessary for a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:

sudo apt-get install gcc-4.9 g++-4.9 cmake make \
                     libbz2-dev libdb++-dev libdb-dev \
                     libssl-dev openssl libreadline-dev \
                     autoconf libtool git

Boost 1.57

The Boost which ships with Ubuntu 15.04 is too old. You need to download the Boost tarball for Boost 1.57.0 (Note, 1.58.0 requires C++14 and will not build on Ubuntu LTS; this requirement was an accident, see this mailing list post).

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install autotools-dev build-essential \
                     g++ libbz2-dev libicu-dev python-dev
wget -c ''\
     -O boost_1_57_0.tar.bz2
sha256sum boost_1_57_0.tar.bz2
# "910c8c022a33ccec7f088bd65d4f14b466588dda94ba2124e78b8c57db264967"
tar xjf boost_1_57_0.tar.bz2
cd boost_1_57_0/
./ "--prefix=$BOOST_ROOT"
./b2 install

QT 5.5

Qt 5.5 is a dependency if you wish to build light_client. Building it from source requires the following dependencies on Ubuntu LTS:

sudo apt-get install libxcb1 libxcb1-dev libx11-xcb1 libx11-xcb-dev \
                     libxcb-keysyms1 libxcb-keysyms1-dev libxcb-image0 libxcb-image0-dev \
                     libxcb-shm0 libxcb-shm0-dev libxcb-icccm4 libxcb-icccm4-dev libxcb-sync1 \

Qt 5.5 can be built as follows:


sha256sum qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.5.0.tar.gz
# "bf3cfc54696fe7d77f2cf33ade46c2cc28841389e22a72f77bae606622998e82"
tar xzf qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.5.0.tar.gz
cd qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.5.0
./configure -prefix "$QT_ROOT" -opensource -nomake tests
make # -j4
make install

Next we need to tell cmake where to find them. If you have ever run CMake in this tree before, we must first delete some leftovers:

make clean
rm -f CMakeCache.txt
find . -name CMakeFiles | xargs rm -Rf

To actually run cmake we now need the following parameters:

      -DCMAKE_MODULE_PATH="$QT_ROOT/lib/cmake/Qt5Core" \
cd ..

Building MUSE

After downloading the muse sources according to the download page, we can run cmake for configuration and compile with make:


Note that the environmental variable $BOOST_ROOT should point to your install directory of boost if you have installed it manually.

Distribution Specific Settings

Ubuntu 14.04

As g++-4.9 isn’t available in 14.04 LTS, you need to do this first:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
sudo apt-get update

If you get build failures due to abi incompatibilities, just use gcc 4.9

CC=gcc-4.9 CXX=g++-4.9 cmake .

Ubuntu 15.04

Ubuntu 15.04 uses gcc 5, which has the c++11 ABI as default, but the boost libraries were compiled with the cxx11 ABI (this is an issue in many distros). If you get build failures due to abi incompatibilities, just use gcc 4.9:

CC=gcc-4.9 CXX=g++-4.9 cmake .