gnucash docs failng to build

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Jul 3 14:12:57 EDT 2014

On Jul 3, 2014, at 6:52 PM, Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've noticed that the gnucash docs have failed to build for the last few
> days.  Today I took a look at it, because the failure was "git pull
> failed" which I found odd.  I ran it by hand:
> From ssh://
>   29923b1..1d3cee1  trunk      -> origin/trunk
>   29923b1..1d3cee1  master     -> origin/master
> error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge:
> 	packaging/win32/ChineseSimp-12-5.1.11.isl
> 	packaging/win32/ChineseTrad-2-5.1.11.isl
> 	packaging/win32/Greek-4-5.1.11.isl
> 	packaging/win32/Japanese-5-5.1.11.isl
> 	packaging/win32/webkit-1.2.7-configure.patch
> 	packaging/win32/webkit-1.2.7-datadir.patch
> 	packaging/win32/webkit-1.2.7-gccpath.patch
> 	packaging/win32/webkit-1.2.7-makefile.patch
> 	packaging/win32/webkit-1.2.7-nosvg.patch
> Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can merge.
> Aborting
> Most likely this is due to the removal of packaging/win32..  But I'm not
> sure why the removal would cause an issue, or why the local checkout
> would think it's bad.  Anyways, unless I hear otherwise I'll just
> manually remove packaging/win32 and re-pull, hoping that will clear the
> error.

Umm, gnucash-docs is a different repository. If gnucash won't pull, it, rather than gnucash-docs, should be what fails.

The problem in gnucash is likely the line-ending problem which is thankfully largely eliminated with the removal of packaging/win32. Try running `git rm -r packaging/win32` and then pulling.

John Ralls

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