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Old 03-22-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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guile version check failed while building gnucash


I'm trying to build gnucash on Debian Lenny, so that I can use ofx direct connect.

Running ./configure I get (among other things):

checking for guile-config... yes
checking whether guile-config works... yes
checking for sin in -lm... yes
checking for guile libraries... -lguile -lguile-ltdl -lqthreads -lpthread -lcrypt -lm
checking for guile headers...
checking whether guile works... yes
checking for guile... no
checking for guile - 1.6.0 <= version < 99.99.99... ./configure: line 26184: no: command not found
no: 1.6.8
configure: WARNING: guile version check failed
configure: error:

guile does not appear to be installed correctly, or is not in the
correct version range. Perhaps you have not installed the guile
development packages? Gnucash requires at least version 1.6 to build.

#guile-1.6 -v
Guile 1.6.8
Copyright (c) 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Free Software Foundation
Guile may be distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence;
certain other uses are permitted as well. For details, see the file
`COPYING', which is included in the Guile distribution.
There is no warranty, to the extent permitted by law.

I also have guile-1.6-dev installed, as well as every other package in the debian repository which mentions guile, however fleetingly, including g-wrap and guile-g-wrap.

Thank you for your help,
Old 03-22-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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well you need to look at the configure log ok. then find out where configure looks for the link to the program. check your pkgconfig file in /usr/lib/pkgconfig and make sure the link to it is there. good luck.
Old 03-23-2008, 07:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help!

config.log was very useful. In the end, I just purged everything related to guile and gnucash, and reinstalled it all, which is perhaps not the most elegant solution, but seems to work.
Old 02-22-2009, 10:48 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Drakeo View Post
well you need to look at the configure log ok. then find out where configure looks for the link to the program. check your pkgconfig file in /usr/lib/pkgconfig and make sure the link to it is there.
hi i have the same problem while i want to install a package the error is this : configure: error: guile-config is broken or Guile is not working.

i checked if i have installed guile and guile-devel packages but in software managare it shows that they are already installed . also i checked usr/lib/pkgconfig but they were no file related to guile , what can i do to solve it ?


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