Mining steem on a Mac

in #steem5 years ago (edited)

Setup preparation for Mining STEEM for Dummies on MacOS

I am using Mac OS 10.11.5 but it should work on other versions as well.

Step 1

  • install Xcode from the App Store and open it for the first time to get the build tools installed

Step 2

  • install homebrew if you haven't already

Step 3

  • in terminal type in: brew install python3 automake doxygen openssl wget
  • after installation: brew link openssl --force

Step 4

  • now you should be able to follow the next steps on Mining STEEM for Dummies starting at wget -O boost_1_60_0.tar.gz ...

Is this error normal?
clang: warning: optimization flag '-finline-functions' is not supported

Getting that same warning too.

Hi @trung81 for the step 2 I'm getting this:
Error: No such keg: /usr/local/Cellar/openssl
any tips? thanks!! =)

Hi, try To force install openssl.
brew install openssl --force

thanks I managed that part in the mean time but ended up getting stuck at ./steemd --rpc-endpoint --seed-node="" --seed-node=""

haven't figured how to fix it.. steemd folder only has cmake files. somehow somehting goes wrong before that. I guess.

I 'm looking for this topic but for windows xD

are here anybody who launched mining on Mac. I got the following problem:
Resolving failed: nodename nor servname provided, or not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address ‘’

can somebody help me?

hi, im getting an error message at step 3 (after installation):
Warning: Refusing to link: openssl
Linking keg-only OpenSSL means you may end up linking against the insecure,
deprecated system version while using the headers from the Homebrew version.
Instead, pass the full include/library paths to your compiler e.g.:
-I/usr/local/opt/openssl/include -L/usr/local/opt/openssl/lib

how can i bypass this?

Instead of force linking, you can try setting the OPENSSL_ROOT_DIR environment variable before starting to build
export OPENSSL_ROOT_DIR=/usr/local/opt/openssl

The link says to install ubuntu can I run this strictly on the Mac Os ty for any help

Warning! now mining STEEM is impossible!

Can I mine STEEM?
No. Proof of work mining has been removed from Steem.

how long do you think for a mac book air to mine one steem power?

It's not a good security practice to force openssl linking.