Need some help building gnucash from svn

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed May 10 14:14:36 EDT 2006

Quoting Schuyler J Wavrek I <swavrek at>:

> I've been asked to check the resolution on a bug I submitted some time
> ago.  So, I want to build a current version of gnucash.  I previously
> successfully built g-wrap and gnucash 1.9... from the tar files.  I've
> got an up2date FC5 system.  Here's the steps and the problems I
> encountered:
> export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/
> svn checkout gnucash
> cd trunk
> ./
> It suggested I run aclocal, which produced the warnings:

It also tells you to ignore any suggestion to run aclocal by hand.
Just run and then run configure.

> warning: macro `AM_GUILE_VERSION_CHECK' not
> found in library
> warning: macro `AM_PATH_GWRAP' not found in
> library
> ./configure ran OK.
> make failed:
> cd . && /bin/sh /mnt/USBe/swavrek/trunk/missing --run automake-1.9 --gnu
> cd . && /bin/sh /mnt/USBe/swavrek/trunk/missing --run autoconf
> error: possibly undefined macro: AC_MSG_ERROR
>      If this token and others are legitimate, please use
> m4_pattern_allow.
>      See the Autoconf documentation.
> error: possibly undefined macro: AS_SCRUB_INCLUDE
> error: possibly undefined macro:
> error: possibly undefined macro: AM_PATH_GWRAP
> error: possibly undefined macro: AC_GWRAP_CHECK_GUILE
> make: *** [configure] Error 1
> Any suggestions on what's wrong and how I might correct it?

You ran alocal by hand.  Don't do that.

> Thanks,
> Sky


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