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Old 09-15-2005, 10:13 PM   #1
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Install GnuCash

I have been working at installing gnucash on a newly installed slackware 10.1 box. I had a few sumbling blocks (I had to install g-wrap, old gnome libs, and slib) so far. Now I cannot figure out how to get past the problem I am having. When I do ./configure, I get to a part that says
checking for gnome-config... /usr/bin/gnome-config
Unknown library `xml'
checking for xmlNewDoc in -lxml... Unknown library `xml'
configure: error: Could not link sample xml program
I have read that if i were using an rpm based system, I should install libxml2-devel. I am new to slackware, and from what I can find, that devel is only for rpm's. I found a libxml2-sources and installed that, but it didn't seem to help. I have been googling for a while and none of the solutions seems to help me.

Old 09-16-2005, 12:19 AM   #2
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Install the Slackware libxml2 pkg.
Old 09-16-2005, 09:44 AM   #3
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Ok, I am new to slackware, but if it is in /var/log/packages, does that mean it is already installed? If so, then it is installed. Otherwise, I will try when I get home.


Old 09-16-2005, 11:07 AM   #4
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i tried installing gnucash myself and ran into a problem or two and a lot of obscure old packages that had to be installed,
I must admit that its quit educational to qonquer these kind of hurdles, but when i came accross a ready made package on the Vector Linux SOHO ftp:// site i simply could not resist, it took some time to find out what i needed from there, but it worked.

so in case you really really really really get stuck and you really really really need Gnucash, it might be usefull to know that there's another way to it.
Old 09-16-2005, 01:42 PM   #5
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I have been unable to compile GnuCash on Slackware since 10.0. So I just quit trying. There is a really good package on that you can download and use. The only thing is you must also have several old Gnome-1.4 packs from Slackware-8.x, the slib and gwrap progs (which you mentioned). After all those are installed you can then install the GnuCash pack and, from my experience, you will need to start GnuCash, the first time only, as root. After that it should run fine.

You can avoid that by using CBTracker. At least until the GnuCash devs release their GTK2/GNOME2 version. But by that time Gnome could be at release 3 . (JK) The GnuCash devs are working hard to get their program ported and are making some decent progress, my hats off to them.

Old 09-17-2005, 02:42 AM   #6
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