Adding first app to Fdroid - Error during fdroid readmeta

I am attempting to add an app to fdroid using the instructions found at

I have:

  • created gitlab account
  • forked 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 Regex pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9]{27,34}$

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



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 should recommend cloning rather than installing (as well as recommend cloning if receiving the error).



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