Microsoft Vista Build Enviroment for GNUCash

Stephen Grant Brown s_g_brown at
Thu Sep 6 01:22:42 EDT 2007

Dear List Members,

I wish to get GNUcash running under the Microsoft Vista operating system.

It was running well under Microsoft XP on my old computer but I upgraded to a new computer with Vista and i have not been able to get it working since.

The precompiled 2.2.1 executable runs very slowly under Vista.

I have downloaded and installed msys into C:\\soft\\msys and it works.

I have used svn to put the packaging dir into C:\\soft\\msys\\home\\Stephen\\GNUCash\\Packaging

In I changed the line to

set_default GLOBAL_DIR c:\\soft\\msys\\home\\Stephen\\GNUCash

as I could not seem to do it via the file.

What do I put in the file to change the GLOBAL_DIR value?

I have been switching between an admin shell and user shell to install the build enviroment by running in the Packing directory specified above. When one shell bombed out the other worked a bit more. It has to do with Vista's User Access Control technology.

I have got down to installing autoconf by this butchering method.

In doing so executable files have been going into 3 locations namely 




I have used synch toy to keep this three directorys the same.

How do I tell to put them all in the same directory?

Any further suggestions as to what to do will be greatly appreciated.

Yours Sincerely Stephen Grant brown
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