[Slackbuilds-users] Problems with g-wrap-1.9.6

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Mon Feb 26 02:06:06 UTC 2007

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Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Feb 2007, Robby Workman wrote:

>> Honestly, you should probably install a new 11.0 system in a chroot
>> and try building everything from scratch on there - that way, you know
>> that any problems encountered are not due to incompatibilities from
>> old (failed,partial) installations.
>    Er, no. This is my main server/workstation. I'm not going to trash my MTA,
> development structure and everything else for an unnecessary script. I can
> grab g-wrap (if ever needed again) from Freerock Gnome, Dropline Gnome, or
> Gware.

Perhaps I wasn't clear - I'm not suggesting that you wipe your
installation and start over.  :)  I'm suggesting that you use the
alternate root option for installpkg(8) to install a fresh system in
a chroot environment.  Essentially, it works like this (make sure you
have enough free space for another full installation):
  mkdir -p /chroot   # change as desired
  installpkg -root /chroot /path_to/slackware/*/*.tgz
  chroot /chroot /bin/bash -l

>    It just struck me as odd that it wouldn't work here.
>    Regardless, the _only_ application that needs g-wrap is gnucash, and
> they're dropping it in the 2.1 and up releases. Until then, we're SOL.

Well, maybe.  Any idea how long until that 2.1 version releases?

I can't make any promises, as I've got a *lot* going on in other
projects, but I'll try to have a look at gnucash and see what I can
work out.  As it stands, there are at least two better options IMHO
(if only because they don't need eleven million libraries that aren't
part of stock Slackware) in kmymoney2 (which we have at SBo) and
MoneyDance (which I use - it's not open source, not free, and uses
Java, but it's a dang good app IMHO).

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