Building 0.4.0rc1 in Ububtu via make -f makefile.unix returns the following errors/warnings:

ui.cpp: In member function 'virtual void CMainFrame::OnIconize(wxIconizeEvent&)':
ui.cpp:488:25 warning: 'bool wxIconizeEvent::Iconized() const' is deprecated (declared at /usr/local/include/wx-2.9/wx/event.h:2150)
ui.cpp:456:43 warning: 'bool wxIconizeEvent::Iconized() const' is deprecated (declared at /usr/local/include/wx-2.9/wx/event.h:2150)
ui.cpp: in function 'void SetStartOnSytstemStartup(bool)':
ui.cpp:1808:39: error: 'class boost::filesystem3::path' has no member named 'native_file_string'
make: *** [obj/ui.o] Error 1

Does anyone know how I could fix this? I'm guessing it's an issue with my libraries...


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The first two lines are just warnings that can be ignored. But the error is a known issue caused by Bitcoin's use of a deprecated API that was removed in your version of Boost. The fix is to modify src/ui.cpp around line 1809 as follows:

     if (!fAutoStart)
-        unlink(GetAutostartFilePath().native_file_string().c_str());
+        unlink(GetAutostartFilePath().c_str());

(Remove the line marked with a - and replace it with the line marked with a +.)

  • Thank you David for your pinpoint accuracy and help. Your time is valued, and your contributions to the community are appreciated! Sep 5, 2011 at 12:46

Depending on your version, here are a few resources.

For 10.04 there is a good guide here and an additional resource here.

For 11.04 this question may be a duplicate.

  • I am running 11.04, but this is not a duplicate of that question. Thank you for the 10.04 resources though - maybe I will find something in there Sep 4, 2011 at 18:59

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