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

David Reiser dbreiser at
Mon Aug 11 23:47:31 EDT 2008

On Aug 11, 2008, at 10:43 AM, Christian Stimming wrote:

> 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.

'make maintainer-clean' has successfully removed prior swig-generated  
files for me when I change swig versions (without having to do a clean  

David Reiser
dbreiser at

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