Make Check in Windows

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Aug 20 10:32:53 EDT 2012

John Ralls <jralls at> writes:

> On Aug 19, 2012, at 1:18 PM, Derek Atkins <derek at> wrote:
>> I don't recall offhand. Does the build script run a check? How does it fail for you? Istr it doesn't work, but I don't know why.
> AFAICT, no, not even runs make check.
> It fails with the rather cryptic message
>   make[2]: Entering directory '/c/soft/gnucash/build/src/core-utils'
>   You're building from SVN… But your build system is broken
>   Don't do that.  Complain to your build-system creator.
> Now, I happen to agree that MinGW *is* broken, but I don't think that
> the MinGW team agrees… and in any case I'd need to be a lot more
> specific.

This error means the gnc-svnversion failed to run (non-zero exit code)
but $(srcdir)/gnc-svninfo.h doesn't exist.  I.e., you're build from the
source repository, but the build system is broken.  It might be a "bug"
in gnc-svnversion, or it might be an issue on windows.  You'd have to go
into the core-utils build directory and try to run gnc-svnversion from
there to see what might be going wrong.

> Regards,
> John Ralls


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