Attempt to build gnucash(master) via Msys2/jhbuild

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at
Mon Sep 4 10:59:12 EDT 2017

On zondag 3 september 2017 06:46:48 CEST John Ralls wrote:
> > On Sep 2, 2017, at 12:57 PM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > So I revived a Windows 7 Professional 64bit PC that was collecting dust in
> > the corner to become a test builder for Gnucash on Windows (master).
> > 
> > In the process of getting this set up and running I ran into a number of
> > issues. I've duly written bug reports to track them all:
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> > 
> > I managed to get past most of them (though they're not fixed yet), but I'm
> > stuck on the last one: MSys2/Jhbuild fails to find swig in gnucash
> > configure step
> > 
> > I'll need some help understanding why this is happening and how to get
> > past
> > it. The full output of the configure step is in the bug report.
> > 
> > I know John is afk so I may have to wait for his return, but I figured to
> > report my effort so far.
> Geert,
> IIRC that was affected by which shell one uses. In July I was using a Win7
> VM (and BTW don’t remember any trouble with the Powershell version) and the
> MSYS2 shell did the right thing. This last week I’ve been working in a
> Win10 VM and the MINGW32 shell is the one that works right. I’d put that
> down to MinGW64 updates between creating the two environments but I suppose
> that it’s also possible that it depends on the OS version.
> Bottom line, try the other one from what you’ve been using.
> Regards,
> John Ralls

I have tried both shells. In Mingw32 cmake fails to find swig, in Msys2 cmake 
fails to find glib2. So I get a little further in the mingw32 shell but will 
need some guidance to get past this.


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