proposing 1.8.9 ebuild for Gentoo
warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Apr 18 23:40:51 EDT 2004
Uh, this isn't really the place to discuss this topic. You should
find a gentoo-specific list. You should find out who was the previous
Gentoo maintainer and work with them offline.
Larry Siden <lsiden at comcast.net> writes:
> Since I haven't yet seen anyone else do it or state their intent to, I'm
> thinking of submitting the Gnucash 1.8.9 source tarball for inclusion in
> the Portage tree for Gentoo (http://www.gentoo.org) together with
> necessary Portage scripts. Portage is Gentoo's installation and
> revision control system, comparable to RPM on RedHat systems.
> I was able to build 1.8.9 from source on my box with Portage by using
> this patch: http://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=28159&action=view
> and this Portage script ("ebuild"):
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=28160&action=view, renaming it
> to gnucash-1.8.9.ebuild. Please see
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27978 for info on the problem
> building Gnucash docs that the above patch resolves.
> The Portage script was originally submitted for 1.8.8 and lists these
> # runtime dependencies
> hbci? ( >=net-libs/openhbci-0.9.13 )
> ofx? ( >=dev-libs/libofx-0.6.4 )
> postgres? ( dev-db/postgresql )"
> # build-time dependencies
> nls? ( sys-devel/gettext )"
> Does anyone have any comments on the above dependencies or on any other
> information I have submitted above?
> When I submit this release and its accompanying build scripts to the
> Portage source tree, I plan to submit them as "untested", meaning only
> that it is untested for Portage systems. I am new to submitting
> releases for inclusion in Portage so I have not yet studied what process
> needs to be followed to mark this release as "stable" for Portage on
> various architectures (i.e. x86, Alpha, Sparc, ...).
> My own testing consisted only of attempting to recreate the guile
> segmentation fault I experience in 1.8.8. that occurred sometimes when
> finishing a reconciliation, and sometimes when opening a new .xac file
> after declining to save my previous work. I was not able to recreate
> this after building 1.8.9, but that should not be regarded as the final
> word because I do not have a core dump from earlier crashes. (For some
> reason, core dumps seem to be disabled on my system, and I have never
> found a config setting in the kernel build that enables or disables core
> dumps. If anyone knows how to enable core dumps please tell me.)
> If someone else is already thinking of submitting Gnucash 1.8.9 to
> Gentoo, I apologize. In this case, please let me know if I may be of
> any assistance.
> -Larry Siden
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