Enhanced spec file for GnuCash 1.6.6

Linas Vepstas linas@linas.org
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 17:14:24 -0500

May I remind everyone that when gnucash is built with postgres, that
binary will still run on a machine without postgres installed.
That's because the backends are dynamically loaded.

So I recommend always building gnucash *with* postgres, especially when
building binaries for other people...


On Sat, Apr 20, 2002 at 09:26:32PM -0700, Chris Lyttle was heard to remark:
> On Sat, 2002-04-20 at 20:16, Glen Ditchfield wrote:
> > 
> > Here's a new gnucash.spec with added "Buildrequires" directives that say what
> > packages are needed to build from source.  If you build GnuCash from a source
> > RPM with this spec, rpm will tell you right up front what packages you are
> > missing.  You should be able to install gnucash-1.6.6-1.src.rpm, replace
> > gnucash.spec, and use rpmbuild to build the package.
> > 
> > The other thing that this .spec does is use rpm's (badly documented) "--with"
> > option to decide whether to build the Postgres back end.  If you run the
> > command
> >     rpmbuild --with postgres -bb gnucash.spec
> Thanks for that. I setup the previous spec file. I was aware that we
> needed to at some stage add buildrequires to it but I haven't seen the
> --with trick before. Is that a standard rpm switch (ie will it possibly
> go away for whatever reason)? It does seem quite useful to us for adding
> optional support for postgres.
> > 
> > Finally, I have a .src.rpm and two .i386.rpm files build from this spec.  Can
> > I contribute them?
> > ----
> > 
> Thats ok, we'll keep what's currently on the ftp site. I'll update the
> spec file in cvs so your additions go in the next release.
> Chris
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