[GNC-dev] Documentation update problems

Adrien Monteleone adrien.monteleone at lusfiber.net
Thu Sep 20 12:42:24 EDT 2018

While you’re tweaking this, consider changing the debian/derivative instructions to use ‘apt’ instead of ‘apt-get’ as my understanding the distro preferences are for the newer ‘apt’ user tool. (not to be confused, due to unfortunate naming, with the low level ‘apt’)


> On Sep 19, 2018, at 4:51 PM, David Cousens <davidcousens at bigpond.com> wrote:
> John, Geert, Adrien, David
> Thanks for all the prespectives. I will attempt a restructure of the Building Gnucash page and its derivatives, trying
> to push as much information back to the generic Linux level as I can from the BuildingUbuntu 16.04 pages. I have no
> experience of building on Windows or MacOS X so I will definitely leave that to someone else. I'll start with Geert's
> comments as an overall plan and try to address the rest of your comments. I can set VMs up for the other distros so I
> can check them out a bit better
> With the dependencies I compiled as complete a list as I was able to from my own experience and other users experiences
> when a lot of people were building v3.0-3.2 as it wasn't available from the distros. . I had a clean Linux Mint install
> at the time I did that so I captured a few that are usually already installed once you get a bit of other software on
> board. Some distros do seem to use slightly different names for some libraries and headers so perhaps a warning to check
> your own distros naming using the equivalent of apt-cache search. I'll do as much as I can from the online documentation
> for the other distros. I  I'll have a closer look and if I can get away perhaps with a subsitute "dnf" and "yum"and
> "apt" for apt-get as a note along the lines if compiling on xxx subsitute yyy for apt-get in the following.
> I was reluctant originally to touch the Fedora and Gentoo sections as I hadn't had any experience of them. It would
> appear the major difference is likely to be the name of the package manager on the various distros. I appreciate there
> are sometimes also slight differences in the interpretation of the Linux File Heirarchy as well.
> I'll come back when I've done a restructure and get everyone to check it out
> David Cousens

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