making on a fresh install
Robert Graham Merkel
Sat, 12 May 2001 10:35:39 +1000
> Hello again, some of you may remember me.
Yes, we remember everyone, we're like the Borg . . . :)
> I'm not sure if I'll have time to get into devlopment again. I'm not
> quite as busy at work, but I'm taking a ballroom dancing instructor's
> course, and that's eating up almost 20 hours a week.
> But it'd sure be fun to do some scheme coding again...
You know you want to . . . but seriously, even just compiling CVS
every so often and reporting the bugs you find is a massive assistance.
> I wanted to check out to see how you guys were doing, so I tried
> building on a fairly fresh debian machine, with a task-ximian-gnome
> installed from red carpet.
> Here are the packages I would recommend adding to task-gnucash-devel:
> the guppi deb's on the server
> the g-wrap deb's on the server
> Then for the tough one. I got an error about a missing require.scm.
> When I did a find on require.scm, I found two of them in the system.
> However, a mailing list search did get me something.
> So I also had to do a:
> ln -s /usr/share/slib /usr/share/guile/slib
> I tried to run gnucash without a "make install" but I gave up.
> then I got the
> ERROR: Permission denied: "/usr/share/guile/slibcat"
> so I ran it as root once.
Hmm, that's odd. Debian's guile/slib setup should "just work".
Did you install libguile6-slib (or guile1.4-slib if you're running
> I created a set of accounts (using the wizard). Before I added any
> transactions or opening balances, I tried to save. This crashed it.
Yep, I can confirm that crash. You might want to file the bug on the
bug tracker at http://www.gnumatic.com/bugs for maximum convenience.
> I did much the same thing, and it crashed again.
> Then when I tried to run it, I got:
> gnucash: [D] "Running functions on hook "ui-startup-hook
> #<procedure ()>
> #<procedure gnc:extensions-menu-setup ()>
> #<procedure gnc:report-menu-setup ()>
> gnucash: [D] "Running functions on hook "book-closed-hook
> #<procedure gnc:main-window-book-close-handler (book-url)>
> 0* [gnc:main]
> 1* (letrec ((handle-batch-mode-item (lambda # #))) (gnc:startup) ...)
> 2* (if (null? gnc:*batch-mode-things-to-do*) (begin # # ...) ...)
> 3 (begin # # # ...)
> 4* (if (and # # #) (begin # #) (begin # # # ...))
> 5 (begin (gnc:load-account-file) (gnc:default-ui-start) ...)
> 6* [gnc:load-account-file]
> 7 (let ((file #)) (if file (and # #) ...))
> 8 (and (not #) (gnc:hook-run-danglers gnc:*book-opened-hook* #f))
> 9* [not ...
> 10* [gnc:ui-open-file "/home/blarsen/b2"]
> 11* [gnc:hook-run-danglers # #f]
> 12* [for-each #<procedure #> #]
> 13* [#<procedure #> #<procedure gnc:main-window-book-close-handler #>]
> 14* [apply #<procedure gnc:main-window-book-close-handler (book-url)>
> 15 [gnc:main-window-book-close-handler #f]
> 16 (let* (# # #) (if # #) (if conf-file-name #) ...)
> 17* (if (not (access? file-dir X_OK)) (mkdir file-dir 448))
> 18 [mkdir "/home/blarsen/.gnucash/books" 448]
> /usr/local/share/gnucash/scm/main-window.scm:126:39: In procedure
> mkdir in expression (mkdir file-dir 448):
> /usr/local/share/gnucash/scm/main-window.scm:126:39: No such file or
> I fixed that one by doing a "mkdir ~/.gnucash".
> that'll be a trivial bug to fix, but I'm not sure what the first two
> crashes were, and the info is gone now.
Luckily, I can reproduce it here, so it shouldn't be too hard to track
Thanks for your input, and if you want to contribute we're always
open to contributions. We're feature-frozen for 1.6 at the moment,
but there's quite a bit of stuff planned when the tree opens up again
Robert Merkel firstname.lastname@example.org
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-- Unknown Audience Member at Adam Hills standup gig