[GNC-dev] Build on MacOS

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Thu Mar 5 22:50:18 EST 2020

> On Mar 5, 2020, at 11:59 AM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be> wrote:
> Op donderdag 5 maart 2020 20:54:54 CET schreef John Ralls:
> > That's because its-tool looks for python and python-config instead of
> > python3 and python3-config so it finds the virtenv python and of course
> > libxml2.py isn't installed there. As I said I usually drop to the shell and
> > create those symlinks then re-run itstool's configure. Your fix installed
> > it in the virtenv instead and that's fine for GnuCash.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > John Ralls
> > 
> Would it be hard to patch its-tool's config scripts to look for the right file names instead ?

Unfortunately yes. AM_PATH_PYTHON, like so much else automake, is stuck in the 1990s and that's what itstool uses to find Python.

John Ralls

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