Building Gnucash on OSX from gnucash-on-osx git repo

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Fri Apr 9 12:03:04 EDT 2010

On Thursday 8 April 2010, John Ralls wrote:
> Geert,
> You're building 64-bit binaries, which isn't what you want. Edit the line
>  in .jhbuildrc-custom that says 'setup_sdk("10.5", "10.5")' to say
>  'setup_sdk("10.5", "10.5", [i386])', make sure the "build_policy" line is
>  commented out, and start over (jhbuild bootstrap and all).
> Regards,
> John Ralls

Thanks for helping me out on this new platform for me.

The i386 thing seems to fix it partly (see further for the next issue). Any 
idea why my system tries to build 64-bit without interventions ? It might be a 
good thing to add to some GnuCash/OSX specific faq. No doubt others will run 
into this as well.

Anyway, now I have
1. added ["i386"] (instead of [i386])
2. removed all build directories (got odd errors otherwise)
3. reran jhbuild bootstrap
4. reran jhbuild build

Got stuck now on the step that attempts to install slib. It looks as if guile 
is missing from my system.

I notice that .jhbuildrc-custom explicitly skips guile (and gmp) by appending 
them to a skip list. Is that intended ? If so, how should guile normally 
appear on my system ?


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