installation: guile 1.4 trouble

Steve Petersen
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 01:17:09 -0400

Thanks for your prompt responses!

Sorry, I realized shortly after I sent my last cry for help that I
should have mentioned I'm on RH 7.1.

Here's the end of what I get from make:

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I.. -I./.. -I../libltdl -g -O2 -Wall
-Wmissing-prototypes -c net_db.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o
net_db.c:85: conflicting types for `inet_aton'
/usr/include/arpa/inet.h:74: previous declaration of `inet_aton'
make[1]: *** [net_db.lo] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/guile-1.4/libguile'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

I glanced at the inet_aton but admit to being mystified how converting
dot-style IP addresses to binary numbers relates to the project at hand,
and remain mystified about how to rectify the situation.  Needless to
say, I'm no real programmer.

Thanks again for any help, I'd love to get gnucash working and free
myself from the shackles of micros~1!


"Michael T. Garrison Stuber" wrote:
> What platform are you on?
> inet_aton is a standard part of the library which implements tcp/ip
> support.  It provides the facility to translates host addresses in text
> format to host addresses as series of hex digits.   Do a man inet_aton and
> something should pop up.  Are you getting a link error?  Or is it
> complaining about not finding the header?  Or is it not building it's test
> program happily?
> --On Wednesday, August 01, 2001 10:43:19 PM -0400 Steve Petersen
> <> wrote:
> >
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > Thanks for your help with the gnome-print installation issue; exporting
> > a GNOME_PATH variable helped a lot.  Since then I fulfilled the next few
> > requests of the all-demanding gnucash ./configure file:  downloading and
> > compiling bonobo, gal, ORBit, oaf... (I don't remember which required
> > which others).  Eventually guppi was demanded, and guile was demanded by
> > guppi.  But guile 1.4 won't install--the make gets hung up on some
> > inet_aton and exits out.  'inet_aton' doesn't mean anything to me,
> > unfortunately.
> >
> > The gnucash site heavily recommends guile 1.4, but I don't know what to
> > do with this.
> >
> > Thanks again for any help,
> > Steve
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