Building on Windows from scratch

Gary Bilkus mail at
Tue Dec 24 13:25:06 EST 2013

> > So it carried on until
> > extracting libdbi-0.8.4.tar.gz ... done
> > ....
> > Hunk #2 FAILED at 154
> > 1 out of 4 hunks FAILED....
> >
> > Will look further later.
> Odd I could build. But then again I did so many rebuilds, perhaps I 
> worked with a different patch than what I eventually committed.
> Thanks for looking at this !
> Geert
Another update.
- The problem with libdbi goes away if you change the patch command on 
line 792 and again on line 828 to include  -l
patch -l -p1 <......
I assume there's some weird whitespace problem with either the patch of 
the current version of the code
- There seems to be a version issue with GWENHYFAR_VERSION
It builds OK but every time I restart it rebuilds. For some reason it's 
built a version which annouces itself as 4.7.0beta even though the file 
it downloads says it's 4.8.0beta
If I build and change the version to 4.7.0beta it doesn't then try and 
rebuild each time. But seems a bit strange.

Finally, it tries to build gnucash itself.
The first sign of a problem is that it says:
       please add the files codeset.m4 gettext.m4 glibc21.m4 iconf.m4 
isc-posix.m4 lcmessage.m4 progtest.m4 from the /aclocal directory to 
your autoconf macro directory or directly to your aclocal.m4 file

And then
You shoudl add the contents of /c/soft/gnome/share/aclocal/intltool.m4 
to aclocal.m4
Running autoconf

NOTE: Just run configure. Even if something told you to run aclocal, 

You must now run ./configure --enable-compile-warnings ....
./ lin 1296: ../repos/configure: No such file or directory.

Not sure if this is where you are at this point too....

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