next install roadblock

Steve Petersen
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 01:57:53 -0400

Whoo-hoo!  It actually worked... gnucash up and ran!

Now the adjustment period... meanwhile, thanks everyone.


"Michael T. Garrison Stuber" wrote:
> > Thanks again for the help; just the simlink seems to work.  The *next*
> > inscrutable (for me) roadblock to g-wrap's configuring:
> > /bin/sh ../libtool --mode=compile gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I..
> > -O2 -Werror -Wall -g
>        ^^^^^^
> > -I../libruntime-guile -g -O2 -I/usr/local/include -c gw-test-parent.c
> > rm -f .libs/gw-test-parent.lo
> > gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -O2 -Werror -Wall -g
> > -I../libruntime-guile -g -O2 -I/usr/local/include -c
> > -fPIC -DPIC gw-test-parent.c -o .libs/gw-test-parent.lo
> > cc1: warnings being treated as errors
>        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > gw-test-parent.c: In function `gw_init_module_gw_test_parent':
> > gw-test-parent.c:167: warning: implicit declaration of function `strcmp'
>                                  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > make[2]: *** [gw-test-parent.lo] Error 1
> > make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/g-wrap-1.1.9/test'
> > make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> > make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/g-wrap-1.1.9'
> > make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2
> > ----------------------------------------------------
> This one is actually pretty easy.  The compiler has been set to treat
> warnings as errors.  That's what that -Werror flag is doing.  The warning
> that it's complaining about is likely the result of (a) a sloppy
> programmer, (b) change in header files, or (c) failure to include the
> correct -I directories.  Basically, the source code is using a call to a
> library, but it hasn't declared what the call should look like.  Usually
> this is taken care of by including the the appropriate header file to keep
> the compiler happy.  If the programmer forgot, this can happen.
> Alternatively, if your header files are different from what the g-wrap was
> built against, this can happen because the declaration for strcmp is in a
> different file, which the source code doesn't include.  There is the
> possibility that your header files are in the normal place, but I don't
> think anything else would compile for you if that we're the case.
> There are three options here:  (Okay, I'm sure there are more, but there
> are three I'll mention)
> (a) figure out which header file you need (grep for strcmp in /usr/include)
> and add an #include<> to the source file.  Usually this is  in string.h.
> On my system I would add:
> #include <string.h>
> (b) add an extern declaration -- You really need to be able to program to
> do this correctly.
> (c) turn off the -Werror switch
> Personally, I'd go with option (c).  It's probably going to be the easiest.
> You'll need to grep throught the configuration files and the make files to
> figure out where this is being set.
> > Again, sorry to tire all of you with a layperson's attempt--but it may
> > give you programmers some insight into what we ignorati are up against.
> > Some 6-8 tricky package installations down the road, I'm at least more
> > than half-way toward actually running gnucash, right?!
> I do program, but I didn't bother building everything from source.  Way,
> way too much hassel.  I just grabbed the packages for everything except
> GNUCash itself. is my friend.  It took a little
> doing, but it was simpler.