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Re: [Mingw-msys] Re: Description of MSYS in forthcoming C++ Cookbook, by O'Reilly




On 11/19/2008 18:43, Stephen Grant Brown wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I am following through the instructions in
>
> http://www.mingw.org/wiki/msys
>
> Instead of c:/msys/1.0 I use c:/soft/msys
>
> Instead of c:/Mingw I use c:/soft/mingw
>
> In msys, mount =>
>
> GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63
> $ mount
> C:\DOCUME~1\GNUCash\LOCALS~1\Temp on /tmp type user (binmode,noumount)
> c:\soft\mingw on /mingw type user (binmode)
> c:\soft\msys on / type user (binmode,noumount)
> c:\soft\msys on /usr type user (binmode,noumount)
> a: on /a type user (binmode,noumount)
> c: on /c type user (binmode,noumount)
> d: on /d type user (binmode,noumount)
> z: on /z type user (binmode,noumount)
>
> GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63
>
>
> ....
>
> GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf
> $ tar -xvjf /z/downloads/gnu/autoconf-2.63.tar.bz2
> autoconf-2.63/
> autoconf-2.63/.prev-version
> autoconf-2.63/.tarball-version
> autoconf-2.63/.version
> autoconf-2.63/aclocal.m4
>
> etcetera
>
> GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63
> $ ./configure --prefix=/mingw
> checking for a BSD-compatible install... /bin/install -c
> checking whether build environment is sane... yes
> checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
>
> etecera
>
> config.status: creating lib/Autom4te/Makefile
> config.status: creating lib/autoscan/Makefile
> config.status: creating lib/m4sugar/Makefile
> config.status: creating lib/autoconf/Makefile
> config.status: creating lib/autotest/Makefile
> config.status: creating bin/Makefile
> config.status: executing tests/atconfig commands
>
> GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63
> $ csmake
> csmake  all-recursive
> csmake[1]: Entering directory `/home/GNUCash/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63'
> Making all in bin
> csmake[2]: Entering directory `/home/GNUCash/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63/bin'
>
> etcera
>
> autom4te:
> autom4te:
> autom4te:
> autom4te:
> csmake[3]: *** [m4sugar.m4f] Error 1
> csmake[3]: Leaving directory `/home/GNUCash/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63/lib/m4sugar'
> csmake[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> csmake[2]: Leaving directory `/home/GNUCash/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63/lib'
> csmake[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> csmake[1]: Leaving directory `/home/GNUCash/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63'
> csmake: *** [all] Error 2
>
> GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63
>
> Why is not autoconf-2.63 making sucesfully?
>
> PS I am wanting to use msys to  compile gnucash and it keeps coming up with errors.
>
> Yours Sincerely Stephen Grant Brown
>
>

Hi,
MSYS m4 probably needs updating. What's your installed m4 version? Mine 
says:

> $ m4 --version
> GNU M4 1.4.7
> Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
> warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
>
> Written by Rene' Seindal.

If it still doesn't work, please submit the last 25 or so lines from "make".

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