[GNC] Failed building Gnucash 3.7

Mike stagl M_Stagl at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 18 22:15:37 EST 2019

I am stumped.

I am building Gnucash 3.7 on Debian Linux 9.9.  I have built several
versions in the past using cmake, make, and checkinstall.

I am following https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Building_On_Linux to the

- Made a build directory, and cd-ed into it.
- cmake ../gnucash-3.7   <- location of my source files.  (No need to
set -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX as I am using the default /usr/local)
- make
- sudo checkinstall -D --install=no

The failure occurs when running checkinstall.  I get the following

Install the project...
-- Install configuration: ""
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/doc/gnucash/AUTHORS
CMake Error at cmake_install.cmake:36 (file):
  file INSTALL cannot find "/home/mike/builds/gnucash-

There is, indeed, a valid file at /home/mike/builds/gnucash-
3.7/ChangeLog.1999.  I cannot figure out why checkinstall cannot see
it.  All files in this directory are owned by me, so sudo checkinstall
should be able to work.

It's got to be something simple.  Any thoughts?



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