r21768 - gnucash/branches/2.4/packaging/win32 - More changes to compile gtk-2.24.

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at telenet.be
Sun Jan 8 14:30:43 EST 2012

Op zaterdag 31 december 2011 15:29:37 schreef John Ralls:
> The problem is that like most unix programs, guile hardcodes its
> installation prefix into the binary and generally expects to find
> everything it needs relative to that prefix for ever after. For loading
> modules, that can be overridden with GUILE_LOAD_PATH, which we do in the
> environment file that gets loaded at gnucash startup.
> Slib has another quirk, though: It sets an internal variable named
> "implementation-vicinity to prefix and tries to write slibcat there. If
> that directory doesn't exist (c:/soft-2.4 in this case), it barfs -- and
> because the error handling in that part of guile.init is wrong, it returns
> a message about the scheme file that creates the catalog, mklibcat, not
> being found.
> The good news is that there's another environment variable,
> GUILE_IMPLEMENTATION_PATH, which overrides the compiled-in prefix, and
> setting that in gnucash's environment file seems to fix the problem. I'll
> commit the appropriate change to gnucash.iss.in as soon as I verify that I
> have the inno syntax right, and we'll see if tomorrow's build works.
> The thing that puzzles me a bit is that that's not what trunk does, and I
> don't see how it gets around the problem. It doesn't put the slibcat in
> {GNC_HOME}/share/guile/1.8 -- or anywhere else that I can find. I guess
> we'll have to wait for Geert to get back to find out that little puzzle.
Well, trunk has ditched slib altogether, so slibcat is no longer called. That 
seems to work fine. The patches to eliminate slib came from Andy Wingo, not 
myself. I'm afraid that's all I can add here.


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