Configure error 1.8.8

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sat Nov 22 12:57:55 CST 2003


David Ayers <fogey at> writes:

> I have gnucash 1.8.0 installed from SUSE 8.2 distribution. I downloaded the
> 1.8.8 tarball and want to compile and install it for an update.
> Running ./configure --prefix'/usr from source directory, it ends with this

Don't you want "--prefix=/usr">

> error:
> ...
> checking if guile needs our copy of (guile www)... yes
> checking for gnome-config... /opt/gnome/bin/gnome-config
> Unknown library `xml'
> checking for xmlNewDoc in -lxml... Unknown library `xml'
> no
> configure: error: Could not link sample xml program
> dave at sandbar:~/src/gnucash-1.8.8>
> Is the sample xml program critical? If not, where do I look - in gnome-config?

Yes.  Without XML you have no I/O capabilities.  Check your config.log
for sure, but make sure you've got libxml installed...

> Any sage advice will be much appreciated.
> Dave


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