Compilation

Compilation on Linux

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Install package dependencies:

Debian/Ubuntu

   sudo apt-get install g++ cmake qt5-default qtmultimedia5-dev \
       libqt5x11extras5-dev libbz2-dev libssl-dev libsqlcipher-dev \
       libupnp-dev libxss-dev rapidjson-dev

openSUSE

   sudo zypper install gcc-c++ cmake libqt5-qtbase-devel \
   libqt5-qtmultimedia-devel libqt5-qtx11extras-devel libbz2-devel \
   libopenssl-devel libupnp-devel libXss-devel sqlcipher-devel rapidjson-devel

Arch Linux

   pacman -S base-devel libgnome-keyring libmicrohttpd libupnp libxslt \
       libxss opencv qt4 speex sqlcipher

Checkout the source code

   mkdir ~/retroshare
   cd ~/retroshare 
   git clone https://github.com/RetroShare/RetroShare.git trunk

Compile

   cd trunk
   qmake CONFIG+=debug
   make

Install

   sudo make install

The executables produced will be:

  • /usr/bin/RetroShare06
  • /usr/bin/RetroShare06-nogui

Compile retroshare-nogui only

If you want to run RetroShare on a server and don’t need the gui and plugins, you can run the following commands to only compile/install the nogui version:

    qmake
    make retroshare-nogui
    sudo make retroshare-nogui-install_subtargets

For packagers

Packagers can use PREFIX and LIB_DIR to customize the installation paths:

    qmake PREFIX=/usr LIB_DIR=/usr/lib64 "CONFIG-=debug" "CONFIG+=release"
    make
    make INSTALL_ROOT=${PKGDIR} install

libsqlcipher

If libsqlcipher is not available as a package

You need to place sqlcipher so that the hierarchy is:

  retroshare
      |
      +--- trunk
      |
      +--- lib
            |
            +---- sqlcipher
    mkdir lib
    cd lib
    git clone git://github.com/sqlcipher/sqlcipher.git
    cd sqlcipher
    ./configure --enable-tempstore=yes CFLAGS="-DSQLITE_HAS_CODEC" LDFLAGS="-lcrypto"
    make
    cd ..

Compile and run tests

   qmake CONFIG+=tests  
   make  
   tests/unittests/unittests

Compilation on Windows

windows

Qt Installation

Install Qt via: Qt Download

Use default options.
Add to the PATH environment variable

   ;C:\Qt\5.5\mingw492_32\bin;C:\Qt\Tools\mingw492_32\bin;C:\Qt\Tools\mingw492_32\opt\bin

Depends on wich version of Qt you use.
Change build-all-mingw32make.bat with these values too if you don't use MSys2.

MSYS2 Installation

Choose your MSYS2 installer here: MSYS2

Follow install procedure.
Don't forget to sync & Update pacman.

   pacman --needed -Sy bash pacman pacman-mirrors msys2-runtime

Restart console

   pacman -Su

Install all default programms

   pacman -S base-devel git mercurial cvs wget p7zip gcc perl ruby python2

Choose only w64-i686 if you want only compilation in 32b architecture.

   pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-toolchain mingw-w64-x86_64-toolchain

Install other binutils:

   pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-miniupnpc mingw-w64-x86_64-miniupnpc  
   pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-sqlite3 mingw-w64-x86_64-sqlite3  
   pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-speex mingw-w64-x86_64-speex  
   pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-opencv mingw-w64-x86_64-opencv  
   pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-ffmpeg mingw-w64-x86_64-ffmpeg  
   pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-libmicrohttpd mingw-w64-x86_64-libmicrohttpd  
   pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-libxslt mingw-w64-x86_64-libxslt

Add MSYS2 to PATH environment variable depends your windows

   ;C:\msys64\mingw32\bin
   ;C:\msys32\mingw32\bin

Git Installation

Install Git Gui or other client: Git Scm

Create a new directory named:

   C:\Development\GIT

Right-click on it and choose: Git Bash Here

Paste this text on git console:

  git clone https://github.com/RetroShare/RetroShare.git

Last Settings

In QtCreator Option Git add its path: C:\Program Files\Git\bin and select "Pull" with "Rebase"

Open an MSys2 32|64 shell
Move to build_scripts:

   cd /c/Development/GIT/RetroShare/msys2_build_libs/

Compile missing library

   make

You can now compile RS into Qt Creator

For using, and debugging Plugins, you can use Symlinker to link the files in

   \build-RetroShare-Desktop_Qt_X_Y_Z_MinGW_32bit-Debug\plugins\PluginName\debug\*.dll

to
%appdata%\RetroShare\extensions6

Compilation on MacOS

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Qt Installation

Install Qt via: Qt Download

Use default options. And add Qt Script support.

Add to the PATH environment variable by editing your ~/.profile file.

   export PATH="/users/$USER/Qt/5.14.1/clang_64/bin:$PATH"

Depends on which version of Qt you use.

Get RetroShare

In Qt Creator Projects -> New -> Import Project -> Git Clone -> Choose Add Repository and Continoue

   Repository: https://github.com/RetroShare/RetroShare.git

via Terminal:

   cd <your development directory>
   git clone https://github.com/RetroShare/RetroShare.git retroshare

via GitHub Desktop: GitHub Desktop Download

In GitHub Desktop -> Clone Repository -> URL

   Add Repository URL: https://github.com/RetroShare/RetroShare.git and Clone

Choose if you use MacPort or HomeBrew

MacPort Installation

Install MacPort and XCode following this guide: MacPort and XCode

Start XCode to get it updated and to able C compiler to create executables.

Install libraries

   $ sudo port -v selfupdate
   $ sudo port install openssl
   $ sudo port install miniupnpc
   $ sudo port install libmicrohttpd

For VOIP Plugin:

   $ sudo port install speex-devel
   $ sudo port install opencv
   $ sudo port install ffmpeg

Get Your OSX SDK if missing: MacOSX-SDKs

HOMEBREW Installation

Install HomeBrew following this guide: HomeBrew

Install XCode command line developer tools:

   $xcode-select --install

Start XCode to get it updated and to able C compiler to create executables.

Install libraries

   $ brew install openssl
   $ brew install miniupnpc
   $ brew install libmicrohttpd
   $ brew install rapidjson
   $ brew install sqlcipher

If you have error in linking, run this:

   $sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig

For VOIP Plugin:

   $ brew install speex
   $ brew install speexdsp
   $ brew install opencv
   $ brew install ffmpeg

For FeedReader Plugin:

   $ brew install libxslt

Get Your OSX SDK if missing: MacOSX-SDKs

Last Settings

In QtCreator Projects -> Manage Kits > Version Control > Git:

   select "Pull with rebase"

In QtCreator Projects -> Build -> Build Settings -> Build Environment -> Add this path:

   /usr/local/bin

In QtCreator Projects -> Build Settings -> Build Steps -> Add Additional arguments:

   "CONFIG+=rs_autologin" "CONFIG+=rs_use_native_dialogs"

Set your Mac OS SDK version

Edit RetroShare.pro

CONFIG += c++14 rs_macos11.1

and then retroshare.pri

macx:CONFIG *= rs_macos11.1
rs_macos10.8:CONFIG -= rs_macos11.1
rs_macos10.9:CONFIG -= rs_macos11.1
rs_macos10.10:CONFIG -= rs_macos11.1
rs_macos10.12:CONFIG -= rs_macos11.1
rs_macos10.13:CONFIG -= rs_macos11.1
rs_macos10.14:CONFIG -= rs_macos11.1
rs_macos10.15:CONFIG -= rs_macos11.1

Edit your retroshare.pri and add to macx-* section

INCLUDEPATH += "/usr/local/opt/openssl/include"
QMAKE_LIBDIR += "/usr/local/opt/openssl/lib"
QMAKE_LIBDIR += "/usr/local/opt/sqlcipher/lib"
QMAKE_LIBDIR += "/usr/local/opt/miniupnpc/lib"

alternative via Terminal

$ qmake INCLUDEPATH+="/usr/local/opt/openssl/include" QMAKE_LIBDIR+="/usr/local/opt/openssl/lib" QMAKE_LIBDIR+="/usr/local/opt/sqlcipher/lib" QMAKE_LIBDIR+="/usr/local/opt/miniupnpc/lib"

For FeedReader Plugin:

INCLUDEPATH += "/usr/local/opt/libxml2/include/libxml2"

For building RetroShare with plugins:

$ qmake \
INCLUDEPATH+="/usr/local/opt/openssl/include" QMAKE_LIBDIR+="/usr/local/opt/openssl/lib" \
QMAKE_LIBDIR+="/usr/local/opt/sqlcipher/lib" \
QMAKE_LIBDIR+="/usr/local/opt/miniupnpc/lib" \
INCLUDEPATH+="/usr/local/opt/opencv/include/opencv4" QMAKE_LIBDIR+="/usr/local/opt/opencv/lib" \
INCLUDEPATH+="/usr/local/opt/speex/include" QMAKE_LIBDIR+="/usr/local/opt/speex/lib/" \
INCLUDEPATH+="/usr/local/opt/speexdsp/include" QMAKE_LIBDIR+="/usr/local/opt/speexdsp/lib/" \
INCLUDEPATH+="/usr/local/opt/libxslt/include" QMAKE_LIBDIR+="/usr/local/opt/libxslt/lib" \
QMAKE_LIBDIR+="/usr/local/opt/ffmpeg/lib" \
LIBS+=-lopencv_videoio \
CONFIG+=retroshare_plugins \
CONFIG+=rs_autologin \
CONFIG+=rs_use_native_dialogs \
CONFIG+=release \
..

Compile RetroShare

You can now compile RetroShare into Qt Creator or with Terminal

   cd retroshare
   qmake; make

You can change Target and SDK in ./retroshare.pri:82 changing value of QMAKE_MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET and QMAKE_MAC_SDK

You can find the compiled application at ./retroshare/retroshare-gui/src/retroshare.app

Copy Plugins

$ cp \
./plugins/FeedReader/lib/libFeedReader.dylib \
./plugins/VOIP/lib/libVOIP.dylib \
./plugins/RetroChess/lib/libRetroChess.dylib \
./retroshare-gui/src/RetroShare.app/Contents/Resources/