so I'm trying to get bitcoind running on my Mac and I cloned the source code from github. What I tried doing:

brew install autoconf automake berkeley-db4 boost miniupnpc openssl pkg-config protobuf qt libtool
git clone https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.git

But then I get an error:

***No targets specified and no makefile found. 

However, I'm looking and I see Makefile.am Any Ideas on what to do?

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As explained in the file doc/build-osx.md, before running make, you first need to run ./autogen.sh and ./configure.

  • Thanks for that. I got the make running however I'm getting a fatal error 'boost/config.hpp' file not found #include <boost/config.hpp> Jul 24, 2014 at 14:28
  • Ask a new question. Jul 24, 2014 at 14:35

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