[blfs-dev] gnucash brokenness

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 09:27:33 PST 2012

Andrew Benton wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Feb 2012 10:16:50 -0600
> Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
> It's the guile command that fails trying to build a catalog of the slib
> files. This is a scheme (Lisp) library, text files with lisp code in
> them. If it was just c or c++ it wouldn't be so bad but this rubbish
> smells like latex/texlive to me. This is an ex parrot. It has ceased to
> be...
> In the book I see guile mentioned on the gnucash and slib pages
> (obviously) as well as the pages for: gnutls,  aisleriot, gnome-games,
> gconf1, autogen and graphviz so reverting to guile-1.8.8 would have
> implications to those other packages. The only one of those I install
> is gnutls and it seems quite happy without guile.
> Reverting to guile-1.8.8 is the only way I can see of fixing gnucash.
> Personally I'm happy with gnucash and slib out of the book ;)
> Anybody else want gnucash, slib and guile-1.8.8?

Perhaps this ought to be discussed on the gnucash mailing list.  Perhaps 
they have a patch for the more up-to-date supporting packages.

   -- Bruce

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