[GNC-dev] Dependencies on Launchpad

Stephen M. Butler kg7je at arrl.net
Sun May 26 17:50:19 EDT 2019

I received this response from the folks on Launchpad:

You tried building the packages for Ubuntu trusty, but several
dependencies (at least debhelper (>= 11~), googletest, locales-all) do
not exist in the standard repositories or trusty.

If you really want to build these packages for trusty, then you first
have to find a solution for these dependent packages in trusty (either
in an existing PPA, or by backporting theses packages to trusty in your
own PPA). Otherwise it is not possible to build that gnucash package for


What suggestions do the devs have?  What is the earliest Ubuntu that has these in the standard repository or should I investigate adding them to my PPA (and then I'll have to figure out how to do that)?


On 5/23/19 2:41 PM, Stephen M. Butler wrote:
> I've made it to the point of uploading source to Launchpad to build a
> ppa.  However, Launchpad reported these dependency issues:
> +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
> | Install gnucash build dependencies (apt-based resolver)                      |
> +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
> Installing build dependencies
> Reading package lists...
> Building dependency tree...
> Reading state information...
> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>  sbuild-build-depends-gnucash-dummy : Depends: debhelper (>= 11~) but 9.20131227ubuntu1 is to be installed
>                                       Depends: googletest but it is not installable
>                                       Depends: libgwengui-gtk3-dev but it is not installable
>                                       Depends: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev but it is not installable
>                                       Depends: locales-all but it is not installable
> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
> Builds fine on my local box.
> --Steve

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