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Offline valenzettii

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Need serious help with pool mining. TREASUREQUARRY PLEASE HELP
« on: November 28, 2013, 02:00:39 PM »
I posted this in another subforum but maybe it would be better here.

I've been trying to figure this out for a few weeks, and it makes absolutely no sense. As far as I can tell, infinitecoin-qt can't do pool mining, but maybe it can. If it can, can someone please explain it? Forgive my profanity in this post, I am not lashing out, but expressing my frustration and thought process.

I started looking at treasurequarry. Basically what I've seen is instructions to use cpuminer. I am completely baffled. This is what I read:

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For example with pooler's cpu miner (source code available from https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer), use:
minerd -o http://treasurequarry.com:9844 -u YOURINFINITECOINADDRESSHERE -p x

This is my response: "What do you mean use this? Use it WHERE? Type it into a command prompt? That does NOTHING! There is no minerd! What the fuck is minerd?!"

So I read the instructions for Windows on the cpuminer page:

Basic Windows build instructions, using MinGW:
   
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Install MinGW and the MSYS Developer Tool Kit (http://www.mingw.org/)
Okay.. done.. I think.. ?
      
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* Make sure you have mstcpip.h in MinGW\include
What?
   
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If using MinGW-w64, install pthreads-w64
Aaaand.. what?
   
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Install libcurl devel (http://curl.haxx.se/download.html)
      * Make sure you have libcurl.m4 in MinGW\share\aclocal
      * Make sure you have curl-config in MinGW\bin
Okay.. I downloaded the files.. how the fuck do I install them?
   
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In the MSYS shell, run:
      ./autogen.sh   # only needed if building from git repo
      LIBCURL="-lcurldll" ./configure CFLAGS="-O3"
      make
What the.. what the fucking fuck! God damnit! What the fuck are you talking about?

This is my thought process as I'm reading through pretty much every tutorial to do any kind of mining whether CPU, GPU, scrypt or.. whatever the fuck is the opposite of scrypt. I do not understand this at all. Can someone please make a goddamn walkthrough that actually makes sense to explain the very basics? This shit is a bunch of alien language or something. I'm not a programmer; you tell me to "use" this crazy line of code, I don't know what the fuck you're talking about.

Oh and holy shit, everything requires some username and password, where to fuck do I get a username and password!? Coinex doesn't give one! I have no idea! Wtf!

Once again, forgive my profanity - I'm not usually one to use it but I've never met such insane frustration before. I'm just trying to relay to you guys the kind of desperation I'm feeling right now because I am so completely lost, and I don't normally feel that way when dealing with advanced computer stuff.
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Re: Need serious help with pool mining. TREASUREQUARRY PLEASE HELP
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 04:34:31 PM »
minerd is pooler's cpu miner . As you've found, compiling on windows can be a long-winded and frustrating job.

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    * Make sure you have mstcpip.h in MinGW\include

If you've installed MinGW you need to find the folder where windows has installed it to (possibly C:\MinGW\     )

Then navigate in windows explorer to the include directory (in our example it would be C:\MinGW\include   )  and ensure that you can see a file there called mstcpip.h

   
Actualy, before I go any further and start scratching my own head remembering how to do this, there's a bit more of a detailled guide at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=280114.msg3081964#msg3081964 which gives step by step instructions and will hopefully help.

If you prefer, there are precompiled windows binaries available which pooler links to  in his thread at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55038.0  However, Firefox is throwing up a dangerous warning (apparently it's a false alarm but it's up to you to decide whether to use the binaries at your own risk)

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   For example with pooler's cpu miner (source code available from https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer), use:
    minerd -o http://treasurequarry.com:9844 -u YOURINFINITECOINADDRESSHERE -p x

What this means is if you're using windows, use your command prompt to navigate to the folder where you've downloaded or compiled minerd, then in your command prompt window type the minerd -o http://treasurequarry.com:9844 -u YOURINFINITECOINADDRESSHERE -p x

To expand on this a bit...

To start your command prompt on Windows 7 for example, click your start menu, then All Programs --> Accessories --> Command prompt

If you've downloaded or compiled minerd to a folder on your desktop for example called cpuminer then in the command prompt window type

cd c:\Users\YOURWINDOWSUSERNAME\Desktop\cpuminer

Hit enter

then  type

minerd -o http://treasurequarry.com:9844 -u YOURINFINITECOINADDRESSHERE -p x

(replace YOURINFINITECOINADDRESSHERE with a unique Infinitecoin address from your own wallet.  There's no "signing up" with p2pool. Your IFC address effectively acts as your username for the purposes of the miner program, and is where your mined coins will be sent directly to your wallet with p2pool.  You don't need a particular password ... just x will do )

Hit enter
« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 04:46:58 PM by TreasureSeeker »
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Re: Need serious help with pool mining. TREASUREQUARRY PLEASE HELP
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 06:09:13 PM »
Thank you for making sense of that. This is the problem: there is no file called minerd in the cpuminer folder. I've downloaded multiple different versions, and it's never there. So.. what do I do?

Edit: I followed the tutorial you posted a link to, and it's worked well up to this point:

./configure --host=x86_64-w64-mingw32 –-prefix=/c/mingw64

When I do that, I get this error:

configure: error: ar not found in PATH. Cannot continue without ar.

No idea what to there. Any ideas?
« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 07:34:36 PM by valenzettii »
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Re: Need serious help with pool mining. TREASUREQUARRY PLEASE HELP
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 02:36:08 PM »
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Re: Need serious help with pool mining. TREASUREQUARRY PLEASE HELP
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 06:58:19 PM »
You're doing well, valenzettii. Can you check that you've done this bit :

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Add C:\MinGW64\bin to your path before C:\MinGW\bin

To check...

   * Right-Click on "My Computer" and select *Properties*
   * Click "Advanced System Settings"
   * Click "Environment Variables"
   * In the "System Variables" box, select "Path"    Click on the "Edit" button
   * If it's not already there, add  C:\MinGW64\bin before C:\MinGW\bin, separated by a semi colon ; So you should have   C:\MinGW64\bin;C:\MinGW\bin   amongst lots of other stuff there.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2013, 07:00:30 PM by TreasureSeeker »
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