[arch-dev-public] FW: New extra package: gnucash

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 13:19:26 EST 2008

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From: Mark Schneider <queueram at gmail.com>
Date: Jan 10, 2008 9:38 PM
Subject: Re: [arch-dev-public] FW: New extra package: gnucash
To: Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>

On Jan 10, 2008 11:25 AM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2008 1:20 AM, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> > I also removed the aqbanking
> > dependency.  Before that, i checked to see if you could build gnucash
> > with aqbanking, but not have it listed as a dependency, and it ran
> > fine.  It had the internet banking options in the Tools menu if it
> > found aqbanking, or removed it if it could not.  However, since
> > something is still the matter with aqbanking or with where gnucash
> > expects it to be (it gives an error message indicating that it cannot
> > locate some aqbanking utility when clicking through the wizard), i
> > just removed it entirely.  There were some users in the past that used
> > it, however.
> Great! Ok, so to see if I have this right, aqbanking can be enabled
> without the package installed, and it works fine unless you use the
> aqbanking wizard?
> I'd almost be fine with that, and a post-install/post-upgrade message
> to that effect ("Install aqbanking from unsupported"), assuming I did
> grasp all that right.

Let me rephrase: if you have aqbanking as a makedepends, you can build
it with support for it.  If you have it installed, at run time,
gnucash will populate an "Online Banking Setup" menu item in the
"Tools" menu.  If you don't, that menu item won't appear.  The "Online
Banking Setup" brings up a wizard-like window that you click next
through and it will try to locate some aqbanking utility, which has
only failed for me, and is reported in the forums [1].

So, yes, in my experience, you can generate that post-install/upgrade
message, if you had aqbanking as a makedepends with the appropriate
configure flags.

> > Anyway, new PKGBUILDs and .install files are up in AUR.  I've got the
> > old ones around if you want to compare.
> >
> > NOTE: slib is still a problem.  without some crazy workarounds,
> > gnucash won't build properly with anything after slib-3a1.
> Yeah, and even worse is my trying to upgrade goffice at the same time.
> Yay breakage! Don't worry though, I'll get it

The slib issues have been detailed in the forums [2][3] and on the AUR page [4].

As usual, please forward this to the list.


[1] http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=38929
[2] http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=39282
[3] http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=41043
[4] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=8916

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