[GNC-dev] Building 3.4 on Mint 18.3

Jacob Larsen jacob at larsen.net
Tue Feb 26 17:26:15 EST 2019

Hi again

I got back up and running. Turns out that reports are broken in my 
build. Opening any report like profit/loss or cashflow report will cause 
my system to lock up to a point where I have to do a hard reset. Not 
sure how that can be accomplished on a modern kernel, but probably some 
variant of a fork bomb. Though I can see that CPU usage seems relatively 
low while load average rises to extreme levels. Screen keeps updating, 
but there is no reaction to input.

I'm assuming reports aren't generally broken in 3.4, so we are back to 
the dependency issue. Do you have a pointer to where I should look for 
issues with reports?


On 25/02/2019 00.14, Geert Janssens wrote:
> Ok, good luck!
> Geert
> Op zondag 24 februari 2019 23:55:01 CET schreef Jacob Larsen:
>> Hi Geert
>> I'm starting a backup now to prepare for upgrade, I don't think I will
>> do more in this direction. I tried this in both Ubuntu Mate 18.04 and
>> Mint 19.1 in VMs, and both looked fine. So just backing up and running a
>> long overdue upgrade instead.
>> I'm pretty sure Mate runs on X11 though.
>> /Jacob
>> On 24/02/2019 22.49, Geert Janssens wrote:
>>> Hi Jacob,
>>> I don't think the missing gwengui-gtk3 package is related. We anticipated
>>> it would not be available on several distros by the time gnucash 3 would
>>> be released. So if that package is not found, gnucash  will be built with
>>> an internal copy of this package. So regardless of whether your distro
>>> ships it, gnucash will have access to a copy.
>>> In addition, gwengui-gtk3 is only used for online banking stuff. It should
>>> have no influence whatsoever on the summary bar on that Account hierarchy
>>> tab.
>>> I have not really much advice to give here as I'm not using Mint. If you
>>> wish to experiment a bit further, you may try to run gnucash from a
>>> different desktop and/or figure out whether Linux Mint/Mate is running on
>>> a Wayland compositor or an X11 one.
>>> Regards,
>>> Geert
>>> Op zondag 24 februari 2019 22:14:44 CET schreef Jacob Larsen:
>>>> Hi Geert
>>>> This is Mint on the Mate desktop. I found this from the configure log
>>>> that seems related: "No package 'gwengui-gtk3' found"
>>>> This package is not available in the Ubuntu 16.04 base, but was
>>>> introduced in 18.04. If this package is critical to GnuCash then it
>>>> seems the configure script has a bug here. I can see that I have the
>>>> gtk2 version of the package installed, perhaps that causes the confusion?
>>>> I'm not sure I will get closer to this. I have been putting off an
>>>> upgrade for far too long and it is probably easier to do the upgrade and
>>>> try again.
>>>> /Jacob
>>>> On 24/02/2019 00.39, Geert Janssens wrote:
>>>>> The summary bar is using stock gtk widgets. So if there's a library
>>>>> dependency issue it would be gtk or one of its dependencies.
>>>>> Note gnucash switched from gtk2 to gtk3 between gnucash 2.6 and 3. This
>>>>> has
>>>>> lots of visual side effects because gtk3's default styling is quite
>>>>> different from gtk2's.
>>>>> This shows in lots of ways. Increased padding in various places (like in
>>>>> the register as you mention) is one example.
>>>>> I don't see the summary bar inflation on Fedora 29, though the summary
>>>>> bar
>>>>> pop-up is not really consistent in where it pops up. It's usually way
>>>>> too
>>>>> high.
>>>>> What desktop environment are you using on Mint 18.3 ? And is it using
>>>>> Wayland or X11 ? If it is Wayland, can you try an X11 session ?
>>>>> Geert
>>>>> Op zaterdag 23 februari 2019 23:41:12 CET schreef Jacob Larsen:
>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>> Not sure if this is a dev or user question, but I suspect the people
>>>>>> who
>>>>>> can answer are devs.
>>>>>> I am trying to get 3.4 to run on Mint 18.3 (Ubuntu 16.04 base). I have
>>>>>> gotten it to build, but the summary bar on the accounts tab is screwed
>>>>>> up. If I click it, it looks somewhat fine, but if I close it, it is
>>>>>> about three times as high as it should be, and there are no numbers on
>>>>>> it. Also, all the fields seem to clutter together on the left side.
>>>>>> Not much of an issue, but it might be relevant. It seems like the font
>>>>>> used for transactions in the ledger has slightly bigger spacing around
>>>>>> the text compared to my previous version (2.6)
>>>>>> I'm guessing this is probably a dependency thing, but can somebody help
>>>>>> narrow down which one? Which lib is used for this summary bar.
>>>>>> /Jacob
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