build gnucash-git woes with Mac OS, Xcode 5.1

John Ralls jralls at
Sun Mar 16 15:16:56 EDT 2014

On Mar 16, 2014, at 11:23 AM, Jeff Earickson <jaearick at> wrote:

> John,
> I took things down to the bare walls.  I rm'ed .git, gtk, gnucash* everything.  I did not re-download .jhbuildrc-custom (because I had modifed it), or, but everything else got nuked.  I was trying to get everything herded into one subdirectory of my homedir, so I didn't have .git, gnucash-git, and gtk scattered there (that didn't work).   So I started by running, then the python build, then bootstrap, then "jhbuild build".  I was wondering if the XCode upgrade would perturb life.
> I will continue poking at guile and report back if I get anywhere.
> BTW, I bought the O'Reilly book on Git and have been studying it, so I will (hopefully) quit asking stupid questions there.  Git verges on magical in terms of what it does.

You can control the build locations quite precisely with jhbuild parameters 'prefix' (which controls where installations go), 'buildrot' (where builds go if you're doing out-of-source builds),  'checkoutroot' (where VCS chcekouts and sources for out-of-source builds go), and 'tarballdir' (where downloads go) in jhbuildrc-custom.  See the jhbuild manual at for more details.

I take it that I need to have another go at the -stdlib=libstdc++ flag for WebKit.

John Ralls

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