Microsoft Vista Build Enviroment for GNUCash
Stephen Grant Brown
s_g_brown at bemail.com.au
Fri Sep 7 00:39:13 EDT 2007
I have jsut read through all the questions and the replies to these questions concerning compiling gnucash on Microsoft Vista.
I have reinstalled msys under a new directory using admin account.
I switched to user account Stephen to install build enviroment.
custom.sh now works. Thanks for your advice.
In custom.sh I put
I changed GLOBAL_DIR because the default dir is not available via a user account.
I used svn client to put packaging into msys's /home/stephen/GNUCash/Packaging which is
./install.sh /cu/users/public/GNUCash_Downloads/msysDTK-1.0.1.eze Permission denied.
Vista command prompt says
sh: ... Access is denied
Vista File Explorer ask for an admin password before it executes the file.
I have read the info file from Cygwin for bash and it suggests
to install bash debugger
to use a command in a *.sh file to give the same permissions it has to any child proccesses.
I have not tried either yet.
Yours Sincerely Stephen Grant brown
----- Original Message -----
From: Nathan Buchanan
To: Stephen Grant Brown
Cc: GNUCash Developers
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: Microsoft Vista Build Enviroment for GNUCash
On 9/6/07, Stephen Grant Brown <s_g_brown at bemail.com.au> wrote:
Dear List Members,
I wish to get GNUcash running under the Microsoft Vista operating system.
nice :) I'd help out if I had vista around.
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 defaults.sh I changed the line to
set_default GLOBAL_DIR c:\\soft\\msys\\home\\Stephen\\GNUCash
your GLOBAL_DIR should be the directory where msys is installed, so c:\\soft should have worked...is there a reason why you are changing it?
as I could not seem to do it via the custom.sh file.
To use custom.sh, create a text file named custom.sh with unix line endings in the same directory where you have install.sh (probably C:\\soft\\msys\\home\\Stephen\\GNUCash\\Packaging\\win32)
Put the entries you would like to change in as follows:
What do I put in the custom.sh 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 install.sh 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
you seem to be having msys going into the able directory and to C:\\soft\\msys. This is due to your global_dir setting, as above - you probably shoudn't change global_dir. Try leaving all the directories as the default directories and see if that works. install.sh shouldn't be placing files around like that.
I'm not sure if switching users is making vista give you more greif - you could try it all with the same user (admin or otherwise).
Hope this helps,
I have used synch toy to keep this three directorys the same.
How do I tell install.sh 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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