Lost ./configure

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Fri Jan 6 10:21:09 EST 2017

> On Jan 6, 2017, at 1:30 AM, Frank H. Ellenberger <frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> Am 06.01.2017 um 04:52 schrieb Stephen Brown:
>> Hi All
>> I am attempting to compile gnucash 
>> After running the following commands in a cygwin terminal with all packages installed
>> cd /usr/src/git
>> rm -rfv gnucash
>> git clone https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash.git
>> cd gnucash
>> git checkout master
>> git branch working-branch
>> git checkout working-branch
>> I am unable to see the ./configure program.
>> What am I doing wrong?
> when building from from git, you should at first run
> ./autogen.sh
> That will - after some checks - create configure from its source file
> configure.ac.
> See e.g. http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Building <http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Building>

And by the way, 'master' shouldn't be used on your regular account files, it's the (at the moment *very*) unstable development branch. Use it only on copies of files and not for day to day work. 

John Ralls

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