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The Fluffy client runs on Linux, macOS, Windows, and Android.

Build prerequisites#

When building from source, you will need additional build dependencies to be installed:

  • Developer tools (C compiler, Make, Bash, Git 2.9.4 or newer)
  • CMake

On common Linux distributions the dependencies can be installed with:

# Debian and Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install build-essential git cmake

# Fedora
dnf install @development-tools cmake

# Arch Linux, using an AUR manager
yourAURmanager -S base-devel cmake

With Homebrew:

brew install cmake

To build Fluffy on Windows, the MinGW-w64 build environment is recommended.

  • Install Mingw-w64 for your architecture using the "MinGW-W64 Online Installer":

    1. Select your architecture in the setup menu (i686 on 32-bit, x86_64 on 64-bit).
    2. Set threads to win32.
    3. Set exceptions to "dwarf" on 32-bit and "seh" on 64-bit.
    4. Change the installation directory to C:\mingw-w64 and add it to your system PATH in "My Computer"/"This PC" -> Properties -> Advanced system settings -> Environment Variables -> Path -> Edit -> New -> C:\mingw-w64\mingw64\bin (C:\mingw-w64\mingw32\bin on 32-bit).


    If the online installer isn't working you can try installing mingw-w64 through MSYS2.

  • Install CMake.

  • Install Git for Windows and use a "Git Bash" shell to clone nimbus-eth1 and build Fluffy.

  • Install the Termux app from FDroid or the Google Play store
  • Install a PRoot of your choice following the instructions for your preferred distribution. The Ubuntu PRoot is known to contain all Fluffy prerequisites compiled on Arm64 architecture (the most common architecture for Android devices).

Assuming you use Ubuntu PRoot:

apt install build-essential git