[conspire] Gnucash ./configure on Breezy

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Fri Feb 3 22:35:51 PST 2006

Why are you trying to install a version of Gnucash older than what's in
the repositories?

sudo apt-get install gnucash gnucash-docs

One of the dependencies is libdb3, and libdb3-dev is one of the build
dependencies. If apt-get failed, you may have gone over some kind of
download quota from NetZero.

OSX has a mishmash of libraries. I highly recommend Fink: http://fink.sf.net
An alternative to Fink is DarwinPorts, but it pollutes the filesystem
hierarchy by installing some things outside of its designated folder.

On Fri, 03 Feb 2006 19:59:43 -0800, John Andrews wrote:

> I'm trying to install Gnucash but first I went after Gnucash-docs and it 
> won't ./configure.
> jla at vstrom:~$ cd gnucash-docs-1.8.4
> jla at vstrom:~/gnucash-docs-1.8.4$ ./configure
> creating cache ./config.cache
> checking for gawk... gawk
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking whether the C compiler (gcc  ) works... yes
> checking whether the C compiler (gcc  ) is a cross-compiler... no
> checking whether we are using GNU C... yes
> checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
> checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
> checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
> checking whether ln -s works... yes
> checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
> checking for ANSI C header files... yes
> checking for working const... yes
> checking for inline... inline
> checking for size_t... yes
> checking for working alloca.h... yes
> checking for alloca... yes
> checking for stdlib.h... yes
> checking for unistd.h... yes
> checking for sys/stat.h... yes
> checking for sys/types.h... yes
> checking for getpagesize... yes
> checking for working mmap... no
> checking for getcwd... yes
> checking for getwd... yes
> checking for putenv... yes
> checking for strdup... yes
> checking for scrollkeeper-config... /usr/bin/scrollkeeper-config
> checking whether build environment is sane... yes
> checking for working aclocal... missing
> checking for working autoconf... found
> checking for working automake... missing
> checking for working autoheader... found
> checking for working makeinfo... found
> checking for Cygwin environment... no
> checking for mingw32 environment... no
> checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
> checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
> checking for ld used by GCC... /usr/bin/ld
> checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
> checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
> checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
> checking how to recognise dependant libraries... pass_all
> checking for object suffix... o
> checking for executable suffix... no
> checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output... ok
> checking for dlfcn.h... yes
> checking for ranlib... ranlib
> checking for strip... strip
> checking for objdir... .libs
> checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
> checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
> checking if gcc static flag -static works... yes
> checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
> checking if gcc supports -c -o file.lo... yes
> checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... yes
> checking whether the linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
> checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
> checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
> checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
> checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
> checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
> checking whether to build static libraries... yes
> checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
> creating libtool
> checking for xsltproc... /usr/bin/xsltproc
> checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
> checking for dbopen... no
> checking for dbopen in -ldb1... no
> checking for dbopen in -ldb... no
> checking for __db185_open in -ldb-3... yes
> checking for db_185.h... no
> checking for db1/db.h... no
> checking for db4/db_185.h... no
> configure: error: Berkeley db library required for GnuCash
> jla at vstrom:~/gnucash-docs-1.8.4$
> I tried to get Berkeley db library with apt-get but  I couldn't get it. Then I 
> found the Berkeley db home page. Should I down load Berkeley DB 4.4.20 with 
> or without encryption. Or Berkeley DB XML 2.2.13. Or Berkeley Db Java 
> Edition.What's db_185.h and db1/db.h and db4/db_185.h. They all seem to be 
> missing.Also dbopen is missing.
> 	Also can OSX Tiger configure and install Gnucash? What developement and 
> libraries does OSX come with and what sort of package management does it use? 
> It seems to say that OSX can use Gnucash but I am wondering is open source 
> readily available to use by OSX? How would you set up or use the repositories 
> or is it preset-up for this type of thing?

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