Updating MacPorts with Quartz GnuCash

Bradley Giesbrecht brad at pixilla.com
Mon Jan 11 20:40:27 PST 2010

On Jan 11, 2010, at 8:28 PM, Michael Crawford wrote:

> A while back I followed the instructions given in this list to build
> GnuCash as a Mac OS X-Native Quartz application rather than an X11
> application.  This required configuring the build a certain way and
> then applying a patch that fixed a build problem that occured with the
> unpatched MacPorts source.
> I'd like to update my MacPorts installation to the latest versions of
> everything.  Do I need to be concerned about this clobbering my Quartz
> GnuCash, or about those Quartz build settings interfering with the  
> build of
> the latest MacPorts code?
> I have come to depend on GnuCash heavily for managing both my business
> and personal finances, so I don't want to risk screwing it up.
> An alternative is that there is now a Drag-n-Drop installer of
> OS X GnuCash available at http://www.gnucash.org/  Would I be better
> off to use that rather than the MacPorts version?  If so, then I'll
> uninstall the GnuCash I have now before I update MacPorts.

Did you create a private repository for your macports/guncash portfile?

If so then I doubt you'll have any issues unless something gnucash  
depends on gets update to a version that gnucash can't work with.

Others may know but I don't so I'll ask. What Quartz build settings  
did you alter?

// Brad

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