compile error about ./src/swig-runtime.h...

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Aug 5 09:38:30 EDT 2016


Christian <chris at> writes:

> Hi,
> trying to build (update my gnucash RPM from 2.6.12 to 2.6.13) but
> running into this problem:
> [   59s] checking if building from an scm managed directory... no
> [   59s] checking for ./src/swig-runtime.h... no
> [   59s] configure: error:
> [   59s]
> [   59s] It looks like you are NOT building from Subversion, svk, git or bzr
> [   59s] but I cannot find swig-runtime.h.  Check your PATH and make sure
> [   59s] we can find gnc-vcs-info in your PATH!
> [   59s] Either that or contact gnucash-devel at because
> [   59s] the tarball you downloaded is broken.
> [   59s]
> [   59s]
> [   59s] error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.b5xJgU (%build)
> How can I fix it ?
> The previous tarball had the missing file ... the current not.
> Thank you

Where did you get this tarball from?

This file is generated by "make dist" so should be included in the
tarballs we distribute.  If you built the tarball some other way, then
that could be the problem.  If you downloaded *our* tarball then this
would definitely be a bug that we need to fix, but I suspect we would
have heard about that already.


       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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