building gnucash

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Sep 22 22:06:13 PDT 2008

On Sep 22, 2008, at 6:22 PM, Robert Goldman wrote:

> I was trying to 'port install gnucash' the other day, and the building
> process failed on some dependencies.

If you show us exactly what error occurred we may be able to help you  
diagnose it! :)

> What surprised me was the sheer
> scale of the set of dependencies.  For example, one of the listed  
> failed
> dependencies was 'nautilus'.  Isn't this a GNOME file manager GUI?  I
> can't see why gnucash would require nautilus installation.  So I'm
> wondering if somehow I've gotten macports misconfigured, or if there's
> some way to build a more minimal gnucash version.

I don't think you have any misconfiguration. As was said, gnucash has  
lots of dependencies -- so many that my port dependency graph maker  
just draws a jumble, which you can view here for your undoubtedly  
great amusement: (1.2MB)

"port variants gnucash" explains that there are some variants which  
may help a bit: without_quotes, without_hbci, without_ofx, each of  
which deletes some of the dependencies (at the expense of some feature).

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