[blfs-dev] gnucash brokenness

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 08:16:50 PST 2012

Fernando de Oliveira wrote:

>>> guile-1.8.8
>> Are you suggesting that we go back to guile-1.8.8? What others
>> think about this? Is it a good solution?

> I was trying to build gnucash-2.4.10, using what I used before in
> other LFS systems.
> I am happy to have succeeded, because without gnucash, for me, a
> desktop is useless, thus my worries. I know no other such program
> which can break a transaction in sub-levels.
> I build and use HomeBank 4.3, just to double check that all the main
> transactions are there and  the sums coincide, but it cannot
> sub-level transactions, as far as I know, and seems to have been
> discontinued. I do not remember which one, in a distribution I have
> installed (Sabayon?), the upgrade always asks to remove the
> "unmaintained" homebank.
> Long ago I decided to keep guile-1.8.8, due to my impossibility of
> building gnucash, cannot remember if it was guile or other which
> failed to build.
> After gnucash was built, I searched other distributions for used
> guile and gnucash:
> ArchLinux                       1.8.8              2.4.10 
 > Fedora release 16 (Verne)       1.8.8              2.4.9
 > Ubuntu 11.10                    1.8.8              2.4.7
> openSUSE 11.4 "Celadon"         1.8.7              2.4.0
> For me it is easy to keep guile-1.8.8 as I believe, I use it just for
> gnucash.

Perhaps this is a case for a static library.

   -- Bruce

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