Trying to build gnucash on Mac 2.9.2 using jhbuild: help?

Jeff Earickson jaearick at
Tue Mar 4 12:14:14 EST 2014


I am trying to build gnucash-stable on my Mac (10.9.2, Intel, XCode 5.0.2
installed) following the instructions at:

I am stuck at the jhbuild of WebKit:

2 errors generated.
make[1]: ***
[Tools/DumpRenderTree/Programs_DumpRenderTree-PixelDumpSupport.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make: *** [all] Error 2
make -j 5
*** Error during phase build of WebKit: ########## Error running make -j 5
*** [46/56]

  [1] Rerun phase build
  [2] Ignore error and continue to install
  [3] Give up on module
  [4] Start shell
  [5] Reload configuration
  [6] Go to phase "wipe directory and start over"
  [7] Go to phase "configure"
  [8] Go to phase "clean"
  [9] Go to phase "distclean"

I have tried various choices: no go.  If I give up on the module then
gnucash won't build. Help please?

Some other comments about the webpage above:

1) I had to modify the line "setup_sdk("10.5", "10.5",["i386"])" in
.jhbuildrc-custom to reference 10.9 in my case.  Maybe this should be noted
on the webpage?

2) "jhbuild build python" flunked with:

jhbuild build: failed to unpack

After I untarred the file and put it one level up in the directory
structure, and restarted -- it worked.

Jeff A. Earickson, Ph.D
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Colby College,
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