Building on FreeBSD

Last tested with: 1.14.5-dev (as of 18dbe32) Tested on: FreeBSD 11.4

Clang is installed by default as cc compiler, this makes it easier to get started than on other distros. Installing dependencies:

pkg install autoconf automake libtool pkgconf
pkg install boost-libs openssl libevent
pkg install gmake

You need to use GNU make (gmake) instead of make. (libressl instead of openssl will also work)

For the wallet (optional):

pkg install db5

As of writing, the default hardening routines will fail on the scrypt code, so currently, no hardened executables can be built, and the --disable-hardening flag is needed for successful compilation.

Then build using:

  ./configure --disable-hardening MAKE="gmake" \
      CFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include" CXXFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include -I/usr/local/include/db5" \
      LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib/db5"

Note on debugging: The version of gdb installed by default is ancient and considered harmful. It is not suitable for debugging a multi-threaded C++ program, not even for getting backtraces. Please install the package gdb and use the versioned gdb command e.g. gdb7111.