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Building From Sources


Install prerequisites

sudo apt-get install -y build-essential g++ python-dev autotools-dev libicu-dev libbz2-dev cmake git screen checkinstall zlib1g-dev

Download and build Boost

curl -OL
echo "430ae8354789de4fd19ee52f3b1f739e1fba576f0aded0897c3c2bc00fb38778 boost_1_70_0.tar.bz2" | shasum -c && tar -xjf boost_1_70_0.tar.bz2
cd boost_1_70_0
./ --with-libraries=system,filesystem,thread,date_time,chrono,regex,serialization,atomic,program_options,locale,timer,log

Install OpenSSL

Please, make sure the paths correspond to your environment (`/home/user/')

curl -OL
echo "a06b067b7e3bd6a2cb52a06f087ff13346ce7360 openssl-1.1.1t.tar.gz" | shasum -c && tar xzf openssl-1.1.1t.tar.gz
cd openssl-1.1.1t/
./config --prefix=/home/user/openssl --openssldir=/home/user/openssl shared zlib
make test
make install

Checkout Zano from github


git clone --recursive


git clone --recursive -b cryptoassets

Set environment variables

For instance, by adding the following lines to ~/.bashrc

Server version

export BOOST_ROOT=/home/user/boost_1_70_0
export OPENSSL_ROOT_DIR=/home/user/openssl

GUI version

export BOOST_ROOT=/home/user/boost_1_70_0
export OPENSSL_ROOT_DIR=/home/user/openssl
export QT_PREFIX_PATH=/home/user/Qt5.11.2/5.11.2/gcc_64

Build the binaries


cd zano && mkdir build && cd build
make -j1 daemon simplewallet


cd zano && mkdir build && cd build
cmake -D TESTNET=TRUE ..
make -j1 daemon simplewallet

Build GUI

cd zano


Install required prerequisites (Boost, Qt, CMake, OpenSSL)
Rename utils/configure_local_paths.cmd.example to utils/configure_local_paths.cmd and edit paths in this file so they correspond to your environment.

Mainnet: Run one of utils/configure_win64_msvsNNNN_gui.cmd according to your MSVC version.

Testnet: Run one of utils/configure_win64_msvsNNNN_testnet.cmd according to your MSVC version.

Go to the build folder and open generated Zano.sln in MSVC and build it.

Build GUI

In order to correctly deploy Qt GUI application, you also need to do the following:

Copy Zano.exe to a folder (e.g. depoy). Run PATH_TO_QT\bin\windeployqt.exe deploy\Zano.exe. Copy folder \src\gui\qt-daemon\html to deploy\html. Now you can run Zano.exe


Install required prerequisites.
Set environment variables as stated in utils/macosx_build_config.command

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -D TESTNET=TRUE ..

Build GUI

Create self-signing certificate via Keychain Access:

Run Keychain Access

Choose Keychain Access > Certificate Assistant > Create a Certificate

Use “Zano” (without quotes) as certificate name

Choose “Code Signing” in “Certificate Type” field

Press “Create”, then “Done”

Make sure the certificate was added to keychain "System". If not—move it to "System"

Double click the certificate you've just added, enter the trust section and under "When using this certificate" select "Always trust"

Unfold the certificate in Keychain Access window and double click the underlying private key "Zano". Select "Access Control" tab, then select "Allow all applications to access this item". Click "Save Changes"

Revise building script, comment out unwanted steps and run it: utils/

The application should be here: /buid_mac_osx_64/release/src