Is it possible to install BFGMiner on Debian Wheezy?

I have been looking for a solution but I can't find one.

  • 1
    What happens when you try? Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 5:20
  • There is no specific package for download that I can find for debian. They are for Ubuntu
    – user199022
    Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 5:23
  • So, you build it from source. There's a nice README in the source package. There's even a README.Debian discussing how to make it into your own debian package. Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 5:26
  • Really? Ill check it out
    – user199022
    Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 5:28

2 Answers 2


Download the bfgminer source code, extract the source, change directory into it.


$ dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us -rfakeroot

And it'll build a package you can install on Debian Wheezy. You will need to install "dpkg-dev" for dpkg-buildpackage and all the build dependencies, which you'll find out by running the dpkb-buildpackage command.


you have to patch it first before building the package;

patch -p1 < debian/patches/bfgminer-bitforce.diff

  • No, dpkg-buildpackages will install patches in debian/patches by itself.
    – smoe
    Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 17:37

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