next install roadblock

Steve Petersen
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 13:38:03 -0400

Hi folks, thanks again for your patience, helping this non-programmer
install gnucash.  Whew, it's quite an ordeal.  But hey, free is free.  I
do appreciate the programming, and the help.

Okay, last time we left our hero, he was saved from the dreaded clutches
of the guile install; Michael knew the secret arcane password.  Since
then our hero managed to install guile, and Guppi in turn.  Next
gnucash's ./configure file wanted g-wrap.  The rpm files for g-wrap
didn't please gnucash's ./configure, though, so I downloaded the tar
file.  That configured fine, but the make ends with this error:

make[2]: Entering directory `/tmp/g-wrap-1.1.9/g-wrapped'
guile -c \
          "(set! %load-path (cons \"/tmp/g-wrap-1.1.9/g-wrapped/..\"
%load-path))""(use-modules (g-wrap)) \
                        (use-modules (g-wrapped gw-runtime-spec)) \
                        (gw:generate-module \"gw-runtime\")"
ERROR: Could not find slib/require.scm in 
("/tmp/g-wrap-1.1.9/g-wrapped/.." "/usr/local/share/guile/site"
"/usr/local/share/guile/1.4" "/usr/local/share/guile" ".")
make[2]: *** [gw-runtime.c] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/g-wrap-1.1.9/g-wrapped'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/g-wrap-1.1.9'
make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2

I could only decipher references to slib, so I installed
'slib-2d2-1.noarch.rpm' in hopes that might help.  I also found the file
slib/require.scm it wanted in /usr/share/umb-scheme/slib/require.scm. 
So I symbolically linked to it in '/usr/local/share/guile' and in '.',
where it seemed to be looking, but no luck--got the same error.

Sorry folks but I just don't have the recources (including the time to
learn C etc.) required to do this on my own.  Thanks again for any