SUCCESS! Could a Lenny upgrade break GnuCash 2.2.6-2?
On Fri, 2010-07-09 at 17:27 -0400, Ken Heard wrote:
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> I got the two packages compiled, added them to the local packages
> repository and installed them using kpackage, the KDE package manager.
> I then successfully opened gnucash, selected in preferences to run any
> past due scheduled transactions when the data file is opened, made a
> couple of transactions, saved the data file, closed it and opened it
> again. Nothing untoward happened (yet?). Thanks for your help; I could
> not have compiled these packages without it.
> My comments on the final steps in your instructions, and final questions
> >> The changelog is more than information; it is critical for debuild processing.
> >> Add something similar to the following at the top (the syntax is very fussy)
> >> gnucash (2.2.9-0) stable; urgency=high
> >> * 2.2.6 segfaults with libglib from lenny-backports
> >> -- John Sullivan <email@example.com> Sat, 27 Mar 2010 19:18:00 -0500
> I added the above three lines to the changelog file as you had them.
> However when debuild -us -uc was running I noticed flashing by on the
> monitor a text to the effect that debuild did not like the format. In
> any event the changelog file did not end up in either package.
> >> Edit the control file and edit the two Replaces lines so they read:
> >> Replaces: gnucash-common (<< 2.2.6-3)
> >> Replaces: gnucash (<< 2.2.6-3)
> Used 2.2.6-2 instead, because this version is the one in lenny. Version
> 2.2.6-3 is in Sid.
> >> Edit the files file so it reads:
> >> gnucash-common_2.2.9-0_all.deb gnome optional
> >> gnucash_2.2.9-0_amd64.deb gnome optional
> Created the files file with only these two lines as you had them, except
> replaced amd64 with i386.
> >> debuild will complain about the -0 but I do not want to give it -1 in case the real 2.2.9 package is -1 when it is released.
> I did not notice whether debuild complained about the -0. As for 2.2.9,
> squeeze has 2.2.9-6.
> Further questions.
> 1. Is it now safe do delete directory /download/gnucash?
> 2. To your knowledge have other Debian Lenny users found gnucash 2.2.6
> broken because of the upgrade to libglib2.2.0 from lenny-backports
> because iceweasel 3.5.10 and acroread I think need it? I ask because I
> wonder whether the two packages, gnucash_2.2.9-0_i386.deb and
> gnucash-common_2.2.9-0_all.deb which I compiled would be useful to
> others. If not, would it be useful to make available off list your
> instructions with my updates as an odt or pdf file? I would be willing
> to create such a file, run it by you, and then tell the list that the
> compilation instructions are available from me to those who ask me for
> it off list.
I'm glad it worked. Alas, I'm dashing out right now so don't have time
to digest your questions but please feel free to share the revised
instructions - the beauty of an open source world - John
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