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

Hi and thanks for e-mailing, John.
I thought I had followed the prerequites, which because I run Leopard I believe I mostly have done for me (developer tools included).  I noticed I need GIT, which I hadn't installed.
Would that be the problem?

From: John Ralls [mailto:jralls ceridwen us]
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 11:35 AM
To: GTK+-2 OSX Users
Subject: Re: [Gtk-osx-users] newbie begs for assistance

On Jul 10, 2009, at 7:01 AM, Weinstein, Aron wrote:

Hi There,
I'd like to get Gnucash packaged natively for my Mac - latest version of Leopard (10.5.whatever)
I have rarely done anything in the terminal and I would appreciate a really, really, really basic step-by-step.
I began at the beginning, by downloading to my home directory.  I renamed it as a .command and ran it, but immediately ran into a permission issue.
What do I need to do to get it to run?
please be patient with me, and sorry for the basic question(s)!

The instructions at and are about as basic as it gets. You do have to follow them exactly, and I've just added to the gtk-osx build instructions the exact command to use from Terminal to run the setup script.

Did you complete all of the prerequisites? The install script *will fail* if you didn't.

There are lots and lots of books and websites out there from which you can learn basic unix commandline operations, and there's a lot of power in your Mac that you can get at only from the command line. It's well worth a few hours of your time.

John Ralls

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