Build/Compile Enviroment for Microsoft Vista & GNUCash
nbinont at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 21:34:28 EDT 2007
On 10/8/07, Stephen Grant brown <s_g_brown at bemail.com.au> wrote:
> Dear Sirs/Madams
> I am getting very frustrated, but not with you guys.
> My latest drama is that the unzip program installed by
> Packaging/install.sh does not work.
> For example the command
> unzip -q -o /c/Users/Public/GNUCash_Downloads/readline-5.1-lib.zip -d
> from the msys command line fails.
Argh, ok - that un-informative message :(
> unzip -q -o /cygdrive/c/Users/Public/GNUCash_Downloads/readline-
> 5.1-lib.zip -d /cygdrive//c/soft/readline
> from the cygwin command line works.
> I then went back into msys and rerun install.sh and it went on to the next
> download, unzip where it failed again.
> One option is to remove cygwin but I do nott wish to do this at this point
> in time.
> Another option is to butcher Packagin/* to use the cygwin unzip but I do
> not know where to start, or am not prepared to put the time in to do this.
> Another option is to download the source for unzip, configure/make/install
> and use that unzip.
> A third option is to find out why unzip is not working in msys.
I like this option ;)
Let's start by:
1. confirm that unzip actually works in vista by opening up the windows
command prompt and trying it there.
for example I did (adjust your directories as needed):
c:\soft\downloads>c:\soft\tools\bin\unzip.exe -q -o
c:\soft\downloads\readline-5.0-lib.zip -d c:\soft\downloads\temp
ok, assuming this went alright:
2. Try issuing the exact same command (except escape the backslash) in msys.
c:\\soft\\tools\\bin\\unzip.exe -q -o c:\\soft\\downloads\\readline-
5.0-lib.zip -d c:\\soft\\downloads\\temp
3. Try the same command but with the unix paths in msys
/c/soft/tools/bin/unzip.exe -q -o /c/soft/downloads/readline-5.0-lib.zip -d
I'm hoping something will fail in these three steps to give us an idea as to
where the problem lies.
> cd /c/Users/Public/GNUCash_Downloads
> unzip -t /c/Users/Public/GNUCash_Downloads/readline-5.1-lib.zip
> from the msys command prompt and it fails (like all the rest) by bringing
> up the help instructions.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Yours Sincerely Stephen Grant Brown
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