[GNC-dev] gc 4.6 compile problem

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be
Thu Jul 1 15:28:37 EDT 2021

Op donderdag 1 juli 2021 18:18:19 CEST schreef John Ralls:
> > On Jul 1, 2021, at 4:18 AM, Lothar Paltins via gnucash-devel
> > <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org> wrote:> 
> > Am 01.07.21 um 05:15 schrieb John Ralls:
> >> You don't need to replace the old libraries, just remove them. Then Guile
> >> won't be able to find them and will fall back to looking where it's told
> >> to, in the build directory. Kinda like that (probably apocryphal)
> >> Churchill quote about Americans always doing the right thing after
> >> they'd exhausted all of the alternatives. Make/ninja uninstall is
> >> easiest but doesn't always work if there are filename changes and the
> >> builddir or sourcedir are reused. If it fails it's usually enough to
> >> remove libgnc* from the install library folder; sometimes you also need
> >> to remove the installed *.scm and *.go files from their respective
> >> directories in libdir/guile/version/ccache and sharedir/guile.> 
> > I'm not really familiar with the build process of gnucash and with guile
> > and I don't know, if it's possible. But I think, if a shared library is
> > generated during a build process, then this version should be used
> > afterwards unconditionally. Any other version anywhere in the file system
> > is most likely outdated. And my install directory is /opt/gnucash-4.6 and
> > it's empty during a "make". /usr/lib64 isn't my install directory, a
> > "make uninstall" will not remove anything there. A library in this
> > directory is almost certainly outdated. I want to install my compiled
> > version separated from the distribution version, so I can't simply remove
> > /usr/lib64/libgnucash-guile.so. I would have to restore it later.
> You're absolutely right, it should be. Unfortunately Guile doesn't agree and
> our efforts to convince it otherwise have been unsuccessful. It's not
> possible on Linux to build GnuCash on a machine that has GnuCash installed
> by the package manager without some gymnastics. I think the simplest work
> around is to set up a VM for building GnuCash, but maybe there's another
> way.

A (docker/podman) container is slightly more lightweight than a VM. But the 
idea is the same.



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