Error building gnucash with macports to a custom location

Mike Alexander mta at
Sun Feb 26 23:43:53 EST 2012

--On February 25, 2012 12:53:04 PM -0800 reubano <reubano at> 

> This happened with guile the first time and I fixed it by installing
> guile and slib-guile into /opt/local. Any idea how to fix this?

You probably need to set PKG_CONFIG_PATH and PKG_CONFIG.  I used to 
build both the Aqua and X11 versions of Gnucash with Macports building 
the dependencies using a Perl script that contains these lines 
(slightly edited):

      $ENV{ "CPPFLAGS" } = "-I$macports_dir/include";
      $ENV{ "LDFLAGS" } = "-L$macports_dir/lib";
      $ENV{ "PKG_CONFIG_PATH" } = 
      $ENV{ "PKG_CONFIG" } = "$macports_dir/bin/pkg-config";

where $macports_dir was either /opt/aqua or /opt/local (backwards from 
your two).  I still use this script for building the X11 version but 
not the Aqua version.


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