[GNC-dev] Fresh Windows build setup fails
14ubobit at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 05:02:05 EST 2020
Every thing above from 'My last attempt...' was done from the MINGW64
On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 at 01:31, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
> > On Dec 23, 2020, at 6:50 AM, Robert Fewell <14ubobit at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > My Windows 10 hard drive failed which I thought would not be a big deal
> > I only use it to build and test the windows build. After installing
> > 10 and updating I grabbed the setup-mingw64.ps1 file and proceeded to
> > recreate my build system.
> > Unfortunately that did not work, tried the 32bit and 64bit versions which
> > both failed. The first problem was that pkg-config --list-all would list
> > all the packages with a starting forward slash with problems also in
> > jhbuild.
> > So tried another tact, I had an old backup from March which I restored
> > then proceeded to update but that resulted in pacman listing loads of
> > missing packages in the 'virtual world'
> > My last attempt was to do the script manually, all OK till line 241 where
> > it installed mingw64/cmake and pkg-config. Once these were installed
> > pkg-config --list-all would list with forward slash's. To overcome this I
> > uninstalled them and installed msys versions and proceeded to the end of
> > script.
> > I have not checked the whether the boost version is correct for the
> > version as to start with I just wanted a valid dependency.
> > Changed to the gnucash-on-windows.git directory to start the build but
> > failed as follows...
> > Failed to 'import jhbuild' on line 15
> > to fix I changed line 12 to sys.path.insert(0,
> > 'c:/gcdev64/src/jhbuild.git')
> > Next was subprocess_win32 has no check_output
> > so added a line check_output = real_subprocess.check_output to
> > subprocess_win32.py
> > Which resulted in a string has no split method in systeminstall.py
> > so changed shell_split = string.split to shell_split = str.split
> > I am not sure these changes are correct as I know nothing about python
> > I can now run...
> > $ TARGET=gnucash-maint jhbuild -f jhbuildrc build
> > Required packages:
> > System installed packages which are too old:
> > (none)
> > No matching system package installed:
> > make
> > gcrypt
> > pkg-config
> > gmp
> > git
> > boost
> > cmake
> > ninja
> > The strange thing is that all these are installed as...
> > cmake --version gives 3.18.4, ninja --version gives 1.10.2
> > So the question is, has anybody recently done a fresh build setup install
> > and it worked or know how to fix.
> Are you trying to run MSYS2 commands from a CMD or Powershell window
> instead of from an MinGW32/64 one?
> John Ralls
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