Source directory restructuring complete

Sumit Bhardwaj bhardwajs at
Tue Aug 15 02:22:04 EDT 2017

Hi Geert,

Pulled master and tried to build using autotoosls. As per your suggestion,
I built in ../build_gnucash which is parallel to the top-level gnucash

make succeeded.
make install succeeded as well.
make check failed with 3 tests - error message below. Is this a known

I haven't tried building using cmake. My system configuration is also below
(Fedora 26).


System config:
 gnucash version ...... : 2.6.99
 Build for host ....... : x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
 Optional components... :  dbi
 Extra Warnings ....... :  -Werror -Wdeclaration-after-statement
-Wno-pointer-sign -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2
 CPPFLAGS ............. :
 CFLAGS ............... : -g -O2 -std=gnu11
 CXXFLAGS ............. : -g -O2
 LDFLAGS .............. :
 prefix................ : /usr/local

Test error
mkdir -p  gnucash/engine/test
( cd gnucash/engine/test; for A in test-extras.scm ; do ln -s -f
est/$A . ; done )
touch .scm-links
echo 'export GNC_BUILDDIR="/home/bhardwajs/ac/devel/build_gnucash";' >
echo 'export GNC_UNINSTALLED=yes;' >> test-test-extras
echo '/home/bhardwajs/ac/devel/build_gnucash/gnc-guile --debug -l
../../../../gnucash/libgnucash/engine/test/test-test-extras.scm -c "
(exit (run-test))"' >> test-test-extras
chmod a+x test-test-extras
FAIL: test-test-extras
echo 'export GNC_BUILDDIR="/home/bhardwajs/ac/devel/build_gnucash";' >
echo 'export GNC_UNINSTALLED=yes;' >> test-account
echo '/home/bhardwajs/ac/devel/build_gnucash/gnc-guile --debug -l
../../../../gnucash/libgnucash/engine/test/test-account.scm -c "(exi
t (run-test))"' >> test-account
chmod a+x test-account
FAIL: test-account
echo 'export GNC_BUILDDIR="/home/bhardwajs/ac/devel/build_gnucash";' >
echo 'export GNC_UNINSTALLED=yes;' >> test-split
echo '/home/bhardwajs/ac/devel/build_gnucash/gnc-guile --debug -l
../../../../gnucash/libgnucash/engine/test/test-split.scm -c "(exit
(run-test))"' >> test-split
chmod a+x test-split
FAIL: test-split
Testsuite summary for GnuCash 2.6.99

On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 9:57 AM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at>

> Hi,
> I have just pushed my directory restructuring branch to master as I
> announced
> last week.
> IMPORTANT: You should wipe out your existing build/install directory after
> pulling this new master. And if you are building in the source tree (which
> we
> don't advise) instead of having a separate build directory, be sure to run
> "make distclean" there *BEFORE* pulling this new master.
> Then proceed as usual, that is run
> for
> an autotools
> based build or cmake-with-options/[make/ninja(-build)] for a cmake based
> build.
> The new directory structure is roughly as follows:
> * data
> Non-code items that get installed (like account charts, check formats,
> pixmaps)
> * libgnucash
> The core libraries which define our internal data structures and code to
> handle them. This holds the core-utils, gnc-module, engine (including qof),
> app-utils and a few smaller ones
> * gnucash
> The code for the gui application built on top of libgnucash. Here you'll
> find
> the directories gnome, gnome-utils, report, html, import-export,...
> * bindings
> Currently only the python bindings are here, in the future the guile
> bindings
> should be migrated here as well.
> * common
> Low level support code, mostly for debugging and testing (debug, test-
> core,...)
> In the restructuring, the cutecash project has been removed together with
> the
> gtkmm support library.
> A few other directories have been eliminated and their content moved to
> other
> locations:
> - src/bin -> gnucash (no more separate subdirectory)
> - src/optional: the python-bindings subdirectory has been moved to
> bindings,
> the only other subdir was gtkmm which has been dropped
> - src/plugins: the two real "plugins' in there were in fact import
> modules, so
> they have been moved to import-export. The example subdirectory (which is
> never built) is now a subdirectory of libgnucash/gnc-module
> Please report any problems you may experience with this new work.
> Regards,
> Geert
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