I am trying to use
c++ code from the book of Antonopoulos for some time now and I seem to lack an
To compile the code the
g++ compiler gets a
pkg-config input with
libbitcoin. So I suspect I would have to install this library.
Since the book does not mention to install anything else then
bitcoin core I really wonder if parts of
libbitcoin have originally been part of
bitcoin core and have been excluded at some point.
The other explanation would be that the author forgot to mention it. But it seems a bit overload that I have to install another complete system for a full node (
libbitcoin) to be able to run the code since the book explicitly says that running a full node with
bitcoin core should suffice.
It is just a minor thing and probably laughable for an expert in the field but I am also learning how to use
pkg-config and the compiler by doing this.
There have been suggestions to just install parts of
libbitcoin but the developers said it is advisable to install the full thing with the automatic install skript.
Also, there is
libbitcoin-dev, which is a package in
debian (I run Raspbian Buster), but I was not able to compile the code with it.