[GNC-dev] Building on Windows

Matthew Forbis matthewdavidforbis1982 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 15 20:59:04 EDT 2019

Hi All,
I have recently worked on building GNUCash on windows to try to debug a problem I've been having with my reports.  I found a few things that look like the script might need to be updated for (or I had something wrong in my procedure).
1.  I had to install some packages through pacman manually:openssl-devel - this seemed to keep python's hashlib from working correctly and not able to go very in the build process (I didn't start keeping notes right at the beginning).mingw-w64-i686-gnutls - I don't remember the exact error this caused, but I had to install it to continue. (I think I had to use this format as well to install)glib2-devel - Required for gnucash.libxml2-devel - Required for gnucashlibxslt-devel - Required for gnucash
2.  When I got to webkitgtk3, I noticed it hadn't installed during the setup powershell script.  This failed due to a missing angleproject package.  This was not available in pacman anymore, so I ended up modifying setup-mingw64.ps1 to add this to the install and re-ran it and it appears to have installed correctly.
But, that brings me to now where I'm stuck.  I am getting the following error when building:[ 42%] Linking CXX shared library ../../bin/libgncmod-engine.dllC:/gcdev64/msys2/mingw32/bin/../lib/gcc/i686-w64-mingw32/9.2.0/../../../../i686-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: CMakeFiles/gncmod-engine.dir/objects.a(gnc-date.cpp.obj): in function `gnc_start_of_week':C:/gcdev64/gnucash/maint/src/gnucash-git/libgnucash/engine/gnc-date.cpp:214: undefined reference to `icu_64::Calendar::createInstance(UErrorCode&)'C:/gcdev64/msys2/mingw32/bin/../lib/gcc/i686-w64-mingw32/9.2.0/../../../../i686-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: C:/gcdev64/gnucash/maint/src/gnucash-git/libgnucash/engine/gnc-date.cpp:217: undefined reference to `u_errorName_64'C:/gcdev64/msys2/mingw32/bin/../lib/gcc/i686-w64-mingw32/9.2.0/../../../../i686-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: C:/gcdev64/gnucash/maint/src/gnucash-git/libgnucash/engine/gnc-date.cpp:222: undefined reference to `icu_64::Calendar::getFirstDayOfWeek(UErrorCode&) const'collect2.exe: error: ld returned 1 exit status

Any hints as to how to debug this one?

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