Gridcoin v4.0.4.0 on CentOS 7.x

Disclaimer

Use this guide as a reference as it might be incomplete. Be familiar with the build process while following it. Consider joining the Gricoin Community Slack channels "#development" and "#packaging" for clarifications.

Think before you run!

The CentOS Linux is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproducible platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Latest CentOS 7.x release is coming by default with GCC 4.8.5 and Boost C++ Libraries 1.53.

Release v4.0.4.0 of Gridcoin Research should be built using GCC 8.x and Boost C++ Libraries 1.69.

GNU Compiler Collection

GCC 8.x for CentOS 7.x comes as a Development Toolset from Software Collections.

# yum -y install centos-release-scl;

Install GCC version 8, C++ support for GCC version 8, header files and libraries for C++ development and a GNU make with all their dependencies.

# yum -y install devtoolset-8-gcc devtoolset-8-gcc-c++;
# yum -y install devtoolset-8-make;

Switch to a shell with GCC 8 and verify version.

# scl enable devtoolset-8 -- bash;
# gcc -v;
[...]
gcc version 8.2.1 20180905 (Red Hat 8.2.1-3) (GCC)

Boost C++ Libraries

Install the C++ source libraries, cross platform build system for C++ projects and the Boost C++ headers and shared development libraries.

# wget https://dl.bintray.com/boostorg/release/1.69.0/source/boost_1_69_0.tar.gz;
# tar -xzf boost_1_*;
# cd boost_1_*;
# ./bootstrap.sh --prefix=/opt/boost-1.69
# ./b2 install --prefix=/opt/boost-1.69 --with=all;
# echo "/opt/boost-1.69/lib" > /etc/ld.so.conf.d/boost-1.69.conf;
# ldconfig;

Gridcoin Research Daemon

Build and install the Gridcoin Research from source configured with "--with-boost".

# ./autogen.sh;
# ./configure --without-gui --without-miniupnpc --with-incompatible-bdb --with-boost=/opt/boost-1.69 --disable-tests --disable-bench;
# make;

Print shared object dependencies.

# ldd ./src/gridcoinresearchd;
  linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007ffd297fc000)
  libcurl.so.4 => /lib64/libcurl.so.4 (0x00007fa733aa2000)
  libboost_system.so.1.69.0 => /opt/boost-1.69/lib/libboost_system.so.1.69.0 (0x00007fa73389f000)
  libboost_filesystem.so.1.69.0 => /opt/boost-1.69/lib/libboost_filesystem.so.1.69.0 (0x00007fa733673000)
  libboost_iostreams.so.1.69.0 => /opt/boost-1.69/lib/libboost_iostreams.so.1.69.0 (0x00007fa733458000)
  libboost_program_options.so.1.69.0 => /opt/boost-1.69/lib/libboost_program_options.so.1.69.0 (0x00007fa7331be000)
  libboost_thread.so.1.69.0 => /opt/boost-1.69/lib/libboost_thread.so.1.69.0 (0x00007fa732f87000)
  libboost_chrono.so.1.69.0 => /opt/boost-1.69/lib/libboost_chrono.so.1.69.0 (0x00007fa732d6b000)
  libdb_cxx-5.3.so => /lib64/libdb_cxx-5.3.so (0x00007fa732988000)
  libssl.so.10 => /lib64/libssl.so.10 (0x00007fa732715000)
  libcrypto.so.10 => /lib64/libcrypto.so.10 (0x00007fa7322b3000)
  librt.so.1 => /lib64/librt.so.1 (0x00007fa7320ab000)
  libstdc++.so.6 => /lib64/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007fa731da3000)
  libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00007fa731aa1000)
  libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib64/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007fa73188b000)
  libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007fa73166e000)
  libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007fa7312a1000)
  libidn.so.11 => /lib64/libidn.so.11 (0x00007fa73106e000)
  libssh2.so.1 => /lib64/libssh2.so.1 (0x00007fa730e43000)
  libssl3.so => /lib64/libssl3.so (0x00007fa730bf1000)
  libsmime3.so => /lib64/libsmime3.so (0x00007fa7309ca000)
  libnss3.so => /lib64/libnss3.so (0x00007fa73069c000)
  libnssutil3.so => /lib64/libnssutil3.so (0x00007fa73046c000)
  libplds4.so => /lib64/libplds4.so (0x00007fa730268000)
  libplc4.so => /lib64/libplc4.so (0x00007fa730062000)
  libnspr4.so => /lib64/libnspr4.so (0x00007fa72fe24000)
  libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x00007fa72fc20000)
  libgssapi_krb5.so.2 => /lib64/libgssapi_krb5.so.2 (0x00007fa72f9d2000)
  libkrb5.so.3 => /lib64/libkrb5.so.3 (0x00007fa72f6e9000)
  libk5crypto.so.3 => /lib64/libk5crypto.so.3 (0x00007fa72f4b6000)
  libcom_err.so.2 => /lib64/libcom_err.so.2 (0x00007fa72f2b1000)
  liblber-2.4.so.2 => /lib64/liblber-2.4.so.2 (0x00007fa72f0a2000)
  libldap-2.4.so.2 => /lib64/libldap-2.4.so.2 (0x00007fa72ee4d000)
  libz.so.1 => /lib64/libz.so.1 (0x00007fa72ec36000)
  liblzma.so.5 => /lib64/liblzma.so.5 (0x00007fa72ea10000)
  /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x0000559021d5f000)
  libkrb5support.so.0 => /lib64/libkrb5support.so.0 (0x00007fa72e7ff000)
  libkeyutils.so.1 => /lib64/libkeyutils.so.1 (0x00007fa72e5fb000)
  libresolv.so.2 => /lib64/libresolv.so.2 (0x00007fa72e3e1000)
  libsasl2.so.3 => /lib64/libsasl2.so.3 (0x00007fa72e1c4000)
  libselinux.so.1 => /lib64/libselinux.so.1 (0x00007fa72df9c000)
  libcrypt.so.1 => /lib64/libcrypt.so.1 (0x00007fa72dd65000)
  libpcre.so.1 => /lib64/libpcre.so.1 (0x00007fa72db03000)
  libfreebl3.so => /lib64/libfreebl3.so (0x00007fa72d8ff000)