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

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Jan 17 11:46:03 EST 2014

John Ralls <jralls at> writes:

> 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.

Also, GnuCash *IS* built with DBI support.  You just need to supply the
DBI MySQL Backend Driver (DBD).

> Regards,
> John Ralls


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