Hi All,
 
I am following through the instructions in
 
http://www.mingw.org/wiki/msys
 
Instead of c:/msys/1.0 I use c:/soft/msys
 
Instead of c:/Mingw I use c:/soft/mingw
 
In msys, mount =>
 
GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63
$ mount
C:\DOCUME~1\GNUCash\LOCALS~1\Temp on /tmp type user (binmode,noumount)
c:\soft\mingw on /mingw type user (binmode)
c:\soft\msys on / type user (binmode,noumount)
c:\soft\msys on /usr type user (binmode,noumount)
a: on /a type user (binmode,noumount)
c: on /c type user (binmode,noumount)
d: on /d type user (binmode,noumount)
z: on /z type user (binmode,noumount)
 
GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63
 
....
 
GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf
$ tar -xvjf /z/downloads/gnu/autoconf-2.63.tar.bz2
autoconf-2.63/
autoconf-2.63/.prev-version
autoconf-2.63/.tarball-version
autoconf-2.63/.version
autoconf-2.63/aclocal.m4
etcetera
 
GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63
$ ./configure --prefix=/mingw
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
etecera
 
config.status: creating lib/Autom4te/Makefile
config.status: creating lib/autoscan/Makefile
config.status: creating lib/m4sugar/Makefile
config.status: creating lib/autoconf/Makefile
config.status: creating lib/autotest/Makefile
config.status: creating bin/Makefile
config.status: executing tests/atconfig commands
 
GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63
$ csmake
csmake  all-recursive
csmake[1]: Entering directory `/home/GNUCash/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63'
Making all in bin
csmake[2]: Entering directory `/home/GNUCash/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63/bin'
etcera
 
autom4te:
autom4te:
autom4te:
autom4te:
csmake[3]: *** [m4sugar.m4f] Error 1
csmake[3]: Leaving directory `/home/GNUCash/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63/lib/m4sugar'
csmake[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
csmake[2]: Leaving directory `/home/GNUCash/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63/lib'
csmake[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
csmake[1]: Leaving directory `/home/GNUCash/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63'
csmake: *** [all] Error 2
 
GNUCash@ELSHADAI ~/src/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.63
Why is not autoconf-2.63 making sucesfully?
 
PS I am wanting to use msys to  compile gnucash and it keeps coming up with errors.
 
Yours Sincerely Stephen Grant Brown