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I wanted to build go-ethereum source code in my local side and test it in geth. I have followed up the instructions in the github go-ethereum as it is. However, I have got fail with some errors when I try command to build as below.

go-ethereum>go install -v github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/cmd/geth

Is there any ways to build go-ethereum source code on either windows or ubuntu? I have tested it in both windows10 and Ubuntu18.04 with go version 1.13.4.

  • What are the errors? – Linmao Song Dec 3 at 12:33
  • My build command is as follows. C:\Users\Jon\go\src\github.com\ethereum\go-ethereum>go install -v github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/cmd/geth – JongH Dec 3 at 20:47
  • C:/TDM-GCC-64/x86_64-w64-mingw32/include/oledlg.h:428:3: error: unknown type name 'interface' ECLARE_INTERFACE_(IOleUILinkContainerW,IUnknown) { C:/TDM-GCC-64/x86_64-w64-mingw32/include/oledlg.h:428:3: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or 'attribute' before '{' token DECLARE_INTERFACE_(IOleUILinkContainerW,IUnknown) { In file included from C:/TDM-GCC-64/x86_64-w64-mingw32/include/setupapi.h:27:0, from ..\..\..\..\pkg\mod\github.com\karalabe\usb@v0.0.0-20190919080040-51dc0efba356\libusb\libusb/os/windows_winusb.c:29,from – JongH Dec 3 at 20:54
  • Errors are like above which are not whole error messages. This errors are same from on both windows10 and Ubuntu18.04. – JongH Dec 3 at 22:20
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Those instructions work for me on Ubuntu 18.04. I'm assuming it's something to do with your Go installation (or a missing/out-of-date C compiler?).

Another, make-based, method (which again works for me on Ubuntu) is the following:

  • git clone https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum
  • Install the latest version of Go
  • sudo apt-get install -y build-essential
  • cd go-ethereum
  • make geth
  • I have tried the command "make geth", but it does not work. How does it work the make commands? – JongH Dec 3 at 20:44
  • I have successfully build on Mac for the same source code, but I have error on header files in both windows and ubuntu. – JongH Dec 4 at 4:46
  • It looks like you might be hitting this issue: github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/issues/20093 – Richard Horrocks 2 days ago

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