Re: [Gtk-osx-users] newbie begs for assistance

Ok, so I added the directory address, created the alias and ran jhbuild bootstrap and:

Compilation and installation finished successfully 
*** success *** [12/12]

now I want to get gnucash up and running, but again, I seem to be having trouble running the first command 

Download into your home directory. It makes some changes to the defaults from gtk-osx

I tried running it with sh in front again, but it gives me an unexpected syntax error:
ron-weinsteins-macbook-pro-2:~ aronweinstein$ sh /Users/aronweinstein/ 
/Users/aronweinstein/ line 5: syntax error near unexpected token `"8."'
/Users/aronweinstein/ line 5: `if _osx_version.startswith("8."):'

any advice?
On 11-Jul-09, at 10:57 PM, John Ralls wrote:

On Jul 11, 2009, at 1:46 PM, Aron Weinstein wrote:

ok, so I misunderstood the "prerequisite"

downloaded and installed developer tools, re ran the command and it

aron-weinsteins-macbook-pro-2:~ aronweinstein$ sh gtk-osx-build-
Checking out jhbuild (2.27.3) from git...
From git://
* tag               2.27.3     -> FETCH_HEAD
Installing jhbuild...
Installing jhbuild configuration...
Installing gtk-osx moduleset files...
PATH does not contain /Users/aronweinstein/.local/bin, it is
recommended that you add that.


So, does that mean it worked, but I need to manually add a directory?
when I try and name a .local directory it tells me I can't have the
period in the directory name

It means that you need to add that directory to your $PATH. ($PATH is  
the list of directories which are searched for a programs to run.) You  
do that in Terminal by saying:
$ export PATH=$HOME/.local/bin:$PATH
or by adding that line to .bashrc . You have to do it in Terminal,  
Finder doesn't let you work with hidden files (those beginning with  
'.'). Note that the '$' represents the prompt in terminal, which may  
really be "bash-2.23$" or something like that. I don't remember what  
is the default off hand. (The $ prompt is a very old Unix convention  
designating an ordinary user; the same convention uses '#' as the  
"superuser" prompt.) You don't type it or put it in your .bashrc. (rc  
is another ancient Unix convention for naming startup files,  
so .bashrc  is the startup file for bash, .jhbuildrc is the startup  
file for jhbuild, and so on. Starting a filename with '.' means that  
it won't show up on a regular directory listing, so it doesn't clutter  
up your listing when you're looking for a regular file in your home  

The directory /Users/aronweinstein/.local/bin already exists, the  
jhbuild install script created it for you. The setup script could fix  
the path for you, but most experienced unix users would consider that  

John Ralls

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