Feature Request? Was Re: GnuCash 1.6.5 is released.

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
27 Mar 2002 14:48:30 -0500

A patch to do this would certainly be accepted. (hint hint)


A Guy Called Tyketto <tyketto@wizard.com> writes:

> On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 03:52:15AM -0800, Dave Peticolas wrote:
> >  1.6.5  - 16 December 2001
> >          o Euro conversion druid
> >          o Updated or new translations for Brazilian Portuguese,
> >            Danish, German, Nicaraguan Spanish, Norwegian, Portuguese,
> >            Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish
> >          o minor bug fixes
> > 
>         Just one small request, after I gave this a swift compile. Could it be 
> possible have the --enable-sql flag to configure accept a path to the 
> installation for PostgreSQL? By default, when one compiles the postgresql 
> source, the binary, libs, includes, et. al, go into /usr/local/pgsql. when 
> autoconfed, gnucash goes to look for libpq-fe.h, and tries to find it, in 
> pgsql/, postgresql/, then by itself.. something along the lines of:
>         for ac_hdr in pgsql/libpq-fe.h postgresql/libpq-fe.h libpq-fe.h ...
>         There is no prefixed path given to these, for them to be found, and 
> ultimately fail. If they were given at configuring time, they could easily be 
> passed to these, and find what they're suppsoed to find; like when someone 
> specifies the base directory for their gnome installation to be in /opt/gnome.
>         could this be given a try, and if needing a default, give 
> /usr/lib/postgresql, so most software dists don't have to worry with including 
> programs put in odd places? I don't see where this would hurt.. if it does, 
> lemme know. :) I hacked configure in my tree for 1.6.5 to find it in the right 
> places, but supplying a path to it would be tons easier.
>                                                         BL.
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