[blfs-dev] gnucash brokenness

Nathan Coulson conathan at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 14:01:39 PST 2012

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM, Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 05:14:32PM +0000, Andrew Benton wrote:
>> 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...
>  I think gnucash developers nailed it to its perch in the hope
> nobody would notice.
>> 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.
>  I've built gnutls without.  No idea about graphviz, I *suspect* the
> others can probably be made to use 1.8 (aisleriot assumes 1.8 so
> needs --with-guile=2.0).  Gnome-games-3.2.1 no longer uses guile
> according to my notes (solitaire has been separated into aisleriot).
>  But, I've no plans to try.  If someone wants to build gnome-3 with
> old guile, I'd be interested to know how it turns out.
>  We've been using guile-2 since 13th November.  If it was practical
> to install the old version beside it, that might be the way to go,
> but it looks to me as if the only way to do that would be to put
> guile-1.8 in a different prefix and ensure that prefix came at the
> start of $PATH and $PKG_CONFIG_PATH when building gnucash, and was
> otherwise ignored.
>> 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?
>> Andy
>  I'm less than keen to drop gnucash, given that it *appears* to be
> useful to some people.  For slib, I too would be happy to drop it.
> ĸen

I wanted to return to using it, don't quite recall why I never
installed it the last few months, but this is ringing a bell.

Would love for it to stay

Nathan Coulson (conathan)
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