Compiling coin software

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Compiling coin software can be quite cool, useful and rewarding. It might seem a bit frightening if you've never done anything with programming languages. Fortunately it's fairly easy. And if you want to get started with mining it's quite essential to know some of the basics.

Linux

Debian/Ubuntu family

Install basics:

sudo apt-get install make g++ build-essential libboost-all-dev


OSX

OSX is quite unixy, so similar to Linux but it even though brew goes quite a way it's by far not as nice as apt-get.

Windows

cygwin can be useful. Otherwise, just install Linux.

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