[GNC-dev] I need help building GnuCash on master

Christian Gruber christian.gruber at posteo.de
Sat May 30 07:45:08 EDT 2020

Am 29.05.20 um 01:49 schrieb Frank H. Ellenberger:
> Christian,
> did you clean ~/.cache/guile ? That is the place, where the precompiled
> .go bytecode from the .scm files is stored.
Thanks for this advise, I haven't tried this yet. Unfortunately it 
didn't help.
> Frank
> Am 28.05.20 um 17:42 schrieb Christian Gruber:
>> Am 28.05.20 um 12:24 schrieb Frank H. Ellenberger:
>>> Hi,
>>> Am 28.05.20 um 08:13 schrieb Christian Gruber:
>>>> I have to search for left *.go files, right? There are a lot in
>>>> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/guile/2.2/ccache. Can I remove the complete
>>>> directory without hesitation?
>>> The easier way is to uninstall guile-modules-2_2 to get rid of them. ;-)
>>> They are part of that package.
>> Ok, I checked that with inverse file search ("apt-file search"). On my
>> Ubuntu system these files belong to package guile-2.2-libs. And the
>> *.scm files in /usr/share/guile/2.2 belong to that package as well. But
>> after uninstalling guile-2.2-libs CMake complains, when building GnuCash:
>> CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:311 (message):
>>    Neither guile 2.2 nor guile 2.0 were found GnuCash can't run without
>> one of
>>    them.  Ensure that one is installed and can be found with pkg-config.
>> Therefore I installed guile-2.2-libs again. And the build error is the
>> same again as at the beginning:
>> ice-9/boot-9.scm:752:25: In procedure dispatch-exception:
>> no code for module (gnucash core-utils)
>> Is this maybe a problem of a missing CMake dependency?
>> Another idea, I updated my Ubuntu system from 19.10 Eoan Ermine to 20.04
>> Focal Fossa a few days ago. Could this be a reason?

Can anybody please try to reproduce the build process on Linux from the 
current master branch in a completely clean build directory and with a 
clean guile cache (~/.cache/guile)?

I did the following:

cd ~/gnucash/build
rm rf *
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug ~/gnucash/src
make all

Can anybody tell me more precisely, what this error message actually 
means? Does "no code for module (gnucash core-utils)" mean, that 
something is not built yet? If yes, what is not built? Target 
"gnc-core-utils" is already built.


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