ugly workaround: suse 10.2 has only SWIG 1.3.29 (was: weird SWIG syntax error with "inline" keyword)

Christian Stimming stimming at
Mon Aug 11 10:43:34 EDT 2008

Quoting "Frank H. Ellenberger" <f.ellenberger at>:
> After a local revert of your patch, I had no problems to compile again.
> I watched nothing special in the output.
> I hope this will stay until I have the time, to update my system.

What I did with my OpenSuSE 10.2 was simply this: I manually compiled  
and installed swig-1.3.31 from a tarball, with ./configure  
--prefix=/usr. In effect, this blatantly ignores the package manager  
and audaciously installs a newer swig on top of the package manager's  
one. However, starting from a clean checkout gnucash will now build  
perfectly fine. Using an old build directory doesn't work, though,  
because of the mixup of old and new swig stuff.

Hope that helps!



> Regards
> Frank
> Am Sonntag, 10. August 2008 14:40:20 schrieb Frank H. Ellenberger:
>> Am Dienstag, 15. Juli 2008 10:30:12 schrieb Christian Stimming:
>> > I think it's perfectly reasonable to increase the required swig version
>> > to 1.3.31. I'll commit this in a minute.
>> Hm, after some time out of town, I wanted to test all the nice patches,
>> which Charles in between applied on my reported bugs, but my Suse 10.2 has
>> only swig 1.3.29. A simple update to Suse 10.3, as usual with Suse, didn't
>> work and at present I have not the time to install complete new. Sorry for
>> this.
>> Frank

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