Building gnucash for MacPorts + Quartz fails

David T. sunfish62 at
Wed Nov 30 15:53:05 EST 2011

My workaround has been to download the dmg off Sourceforge. ;)

John Ralls will probably be able to give you real advice on compiling, though.


----- Original Message -----
From: Graham Leggett <minfrin at>
To: Gnucash Devel <gnucash-devel at>
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 5:58 AM
Subject: Building gnucash for MacPorts + Quartz fails

Hi all,

Having followed the instructions below in an attempt to install a quartz version of gnucash, the build fails complaining that it cannot find It seems that despite being configured for quartz, gnucash still attempts an X11 build.

>From the logfile for the build:

:info:build grep: /opt/local/lib/ No such file or directory
:info:build sed: /opt/local/lib/ No such file or directory
:info:build libtool: link: `/opt/local/lib/' is not a valid libtool archive

Does anyone know of a workaround to make this work?


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