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




Stephen Grant Brown wrote:

> $ guile --version
>      0 [main] guile 2628 open_stackdumpfile: Dumping stack trace to
> guile.exe.stackdump
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
[...]
> MSYS-1.0.10 Build:2004-03-15 07:17

Please try installing the latest MSYS development version (1.0.11) and
see if the crash still occurs. You can obtain it by downloading:

File name: msysCORE-1.0.11-20080826.tar.gz
Page: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=2435&package_id=24963

Unpack it in an empty directory and run msys.bat.

>
> cd /
> tar xvzf /z/gnucash_downloads/guile-1.8.4-MSYS-1.0.11-1-bin.tar.gz
> tar xvzf /z/gnucash_downloads/guile-1.8.4-MSYS-1.0.11-1-dev.tar.gz
> tar xvzf /z/gnucash_downloads/guile-1.8.4-MSYS-1.0.11-1-dll17.tar.gz
>
> I am trying to build and install gnucash on Windows XP using the install.sh
> program from the Packaging subdir.
>

You shouldn't need those to build gnucash. It is a MSYS version of
Guile, meant only to support the tools in the MSYS DTK. What you want
is the MinGW version of Guile, compiled with MinGW tools.

> What else can I try?

Please try using MinGW to build Guile from source. The latest Guile
versions from the 1.8 series seem to build fine with MinGW.

Regards,

Cesar

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