I am trying to install Cgminer on my RaspBerry (it use RaspBian that is a Debian minimalistic version) as explained here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=494625.0

In particular the installation steps are these:

git clone https://github.com/gridseed/usb-miner/
cd usb-miner/software/cgminer
autoreconf -i
./configure --enable-gridseed

I have some problem when I try to execute the third step infact when I try to execute the autoreconf command I obtain the following error message:

pi@raspberrypi ~/download/usb-miner/software/cgminer $ autoreconf -i
autom4te: cannot create autom4te.cache: No such file or directory
aclocal: /usr/bin/autom4te failed with exit status: 1
autoreconf: aclocal failed with exit status: 1

Why? What can I do to solve this issue?

What exactly do the autoreconf command? and what is the autom4te.cache?


  • are you running all these commands as root? That usually means a directory doesn't exists.. and it can't - or just wont be created. – Piotr Kula Jun 2 '14 at 12:50
  • yes I runned it using sudo – AndreaNobili Jun 2 '14 at 13:29
  • Try logging in as root it self. Its long shot but it helped me a few times. – Piotr Kula Jun 2 '14 at 13:37
  • I will try. What have I to do to log as root by SSH? – AndreaNobili Jun 2 '14 at 16:41
  • search for rasspberry pi login as root - you will have to set a password then login as root via ssh – Piotr Kula Jun 2 '14 at 20:02

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