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This page is about compiling Minetest for desktop platforms. For compiling Minetest for Android, see Android.
Compiling on GNU/Linux
Please see the README.md file for instructions.
Compiling on Windows
Please see the Minetest README.
If you have errors during cross compilation related to std::thread and std::mutex, this is due to mingw-w64 being incorrectly configured for cross compilation.
To fix the errors, use the command:
For 64-bit builds:
sudo update-alternatives --config x86_64-w64-mingw32-g++
For 32-bit Ubuntu Builds:
sudo update-alternatives --config i686-w64-mingw32-g++
For 32-bit Debian Builds:
sudo update-alternatives --config i586-w64-mingw32-g++
When provided with a prompt for which version to select, please choose "posix". Then retry the buildwin32.sh or buildwin64.sh