Something is still broken with the build process
warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Apr 4 19:19:56 CST 2003
Nathan Neulinger <nneul at umr.edu> writes:
> I don't see why you can't softlink/symlink the install of gnucash...
> That's what I do for all unix software installs as well, and it works
> fine with them and gnucash.
> -- Nathan
I'm still not sure what you mean. Gnucash needs to know the path
to itself... Obviously you can add symlinks pointing to that path.
For example, you could easily have gnucash installed into /opt/gnucash/...
but have a symlink from /usr/bin/gnucash -> /opt/gnucash/bin/gnucash.
Sure, that would work just fine, but the symlinking is outside and
irrelevant to the gnucash installation.
> On Fri, 2003-04-04 at 17:29, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > Laurent Duperval <lduperval at videotron.ca> writes:
> > > On 4 Apr, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > > > That's what I thought. This is _WRONG_.
> > > >
> > >
> > > No it's not. Every piece of software I compile is compiled and installed
> > > like this and they all work. Doing this allows you to do soft-linking in
> > > any directory and it will alway work.
> > WTF is "soft linking"?
> > And yes, it is wrong. "gnucash" is not "every piece of software".
> > I'm trying to tell you what you need to do with GnuCash. It doesn't
> > matter if lots of other stuff works differently, this is how GnuCash
> > works. Jumping up and down and ignoring the directions you are given
> > because you think it should work differently is not the way to convince
> > people it's broken.
> > Basically, if you're not going to follow directions, then maybe you
> > can go find someone else to hand-hold you. I'm trying to help. Don't
> > ignore what I'm saying.
> > > > You should run:
> > > >
> > > > ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/local/soft/gnucash/run/i686_pc_linux
> > > >
> > >
> > > That's what I used to do but this breaks soft-linking. When I complained
> > > about this (for other applications), I was told that when using
> > > autoconf, you should use the --prefix when running make install, not
> > > when running configure (or autogen in this case), if you plan on doing
> > > softlinking.
> > As I said, I don't know what "soft-linking" is in terms of software
> > installation. Basically, gnucash needs to know where it's going to be
> > installed when you configure it. Period. End of story. You have to
> > tell it during the configuration phase. You cannot change it during
> > the installation phase.
> > If you want to install into a temporary directory, like how .deb or
> > .rpm is built, you need to use the LIBRARY_PATH environment variable
> > when you "make install" in order to get the re-link process to work
> > properly. You need to do:
> > DESTDIR=/tmp/path
> > prefix=/usr/real/path
> > env LIBRARY_PATH=$(DESTDIR)$(prefix)/lib:$(DESTDIR)$(prefix)/lib/gnucash \
> > make install DESTDIR=$(DESTDIR)
> > > I will also note that this used to work but then, sometime in the life
> > > of the 1.7.x series, it suddenly broke. I'd also mentioned it at the
> > > time.
> > AFAIK this _never_ worked.. It certainly never worked for me. This
> > is how it works now....
> > Part of the broken is the version of libtool we're using. I do
> > not expect this to be changed in the 1.8 series, but hopefully
> > we can "fix" this for 2.0 (or 1.10).
> > -derek
> Nathan Neulinger EMail: nneul at umr.edu
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