trying to build gnucash

nodje at
Mon Sep 8 19:47:37 PDT 2008

I had successfully build Gnucash in the past but its stopped working because
of some dependencies on Goffice.
I've never been able to upgrade it.
I tried sudo port -ufn upgrade gnucash but it ended up in:

checking for GLIB - version >= 2.6.0... no
*** Could not run GLIB test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for
*** exact error that occured. This usually means GLIB is incorrectly
configure: error:
*** GLIB >= 2.6 is required to build Gnucash; please make sure you have the
*** development headers installed. The latest version of GLIB is
*** always available at

Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

I don't really understand this actually. Why is Macport not able to treat
glib as a dependency and update it? I'd be happy to upgrade it myself but
there's many glib available (from 'port installed').

What am I supposed to do here? I'm looking at to build
a Quartz compatible version of gnucash but I'd rather have it built with


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