I'm trying to build the same tarball you can download from the website, containing the following filetree:

$ ls -R ../../bitcoin-0.15.0/
bin  include  lib  share

bitcoin-cli  bitcoind  bitcoin-qt  bitcoin-tx  test_bitcoin


libbitcoinconsensus.so  libbitcoinconsensus.so.0  libbitcoinconsensus.so.0.0.0



bitcoin-cli.1  bitcoind.1  bitcoin-qt.1  bitcoin-tx.1

I'm using the 'prefix' configure to put the binaries into a specific folder

./configure --prefix=/home/ff/bitcoin-build

Now, the content I get inside the target directory is almost the same (there are some files more). However,when I try to copy and run it inside a container it gives me an error (which is not the case with the original tarball).

So, my question is: how do I build the sources in order to produce the same tarball you get from the website?

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The compiled binaries on the website are built using gitian. This is deterministic so you'll get an identical build to everyone else who has built it, for verification purposes. You can find instructions on how to do this here: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/release-process.md


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