Anyone able to provide a Mac OS X build of GNC with the DBI backends?

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Jan 17 10:46:00 EST 2014

On Jan 16, 2014, at 1:25 PM, Marcus Prebble <m.prebble at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have recently migrated all my gnc data to a MySQL database on my server. The main reason behind this is I have an embedded device which I want to be access (read-only) the transaction data. Originally I began with SQLite3 which turned out has locking issues over the network so I migrated to MySQL which seems to work well. My primary PC is my linux machine for which I built GNC from source with the MySQL backend. 
> However, I also have two Macbooks running Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion respectively, neither of which have development toolchains installed. As these have small SSDs I am not really wanting to install the whole xcode suite if not needed. 
> I wonder if one of the maintainers of the mac port might be able to (please) build a .dmg with the MySQL backend compiled in (either 2.4 or 2.6 is fine) and post it on the home page? 

That's Mac *maintainer*. There's only one. Sorry, no I won't. USB disks are cheap, get one and install Xcode there. Use your Snow Leopard machine, because if you build GnuCash on the Mountain Lion machine it won't work on Snow Leopard.

John Ralls

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