Adding first app to Fdroid - Error during fdroid readmeta

I am attempting to add an app to fdroid using the instructions found at https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md.

I have:

  • created gitlab account
  • forked gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata and cloned locally
  • executed “fdroid init” in the fdroiddata folder in my cloned folder
  • executed “fdroid readmeta”

then I get the following error message:

CRITICAL: ‘bc1qs50wst8x53ud5lr80wukhjcy6l7zpxf5mz5rtm’ is not a valid Bitcoin address in com.gmail.anubhavdas54.whatsdeleted. Regex pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9]{27,34}$

I am not sure what I need to do to clear this error. Any ideas?

Cheers!

Michael

I’m not an expert but something might be wrong with that bitcoin address. Don’t bitcoin addresses start with either a 1 or a 3?

Update fdroidserver, better use it from gitlab cloned directly

Ah! That works! :smiley: After uninstalling fdroidserver and then cloning if from gitlab, the error message no longer appears and I can proceed with the rest of the steps successfully, all the way to building.

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

Perhaps https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/blob/master/README.md#quickstart should recommend cloning rather than installing (as well as recommend cloning if receiving the error).

Cheers!

Michael

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