James, The target will depend upon the distribution you are running. As Adrien has said /opt is one possibility.
If you are running a version released by the Ubuntu distribution managers, i.e. installed with sudo apt-get install gnucash, it is likely to be installed in /usr/local. The advantage of using /opt is you can test a later release without interfering with the distribution release and if you were to install the distribution release it won't overwrite the version you have compiled. I never install from the distro so I normally install in /usr/local and keep /opt for when I occasional work on the development version of gnucash Also depending on where you have put the build directory for cmake the ../gnucash as the argument may be incorrect. If you have downloaded and extracted the gnucash-3.0.tar.bz2, you will have a top level directory gnucash-3.0 not gnucash unless you renamed it. This argument should point to the top level CMakeLists.txt file which is in the gnucash-3.0 folder. If you create build-cmake in the gnucash-3.0 folder as the wiki Build#Ubuntu page suggesst and then cd into it for the build then using ".." or "../" as the argument to Cmake should take you back to the gnucash-3.0 folder and Cmake should look for the CMakeLists.txt file in that folder. The other alternative is to use an absolute path to the gnucash-3.0 folder. One of the developers, Rob Gowin has suggested putting the build-cmake folder outside the gnucash-3.0 folder to simplify specifying the first level file for CMake. I prefer not to do this as I sometimes have a couple of versions of Gnu8cash built and I prefer the build directory to be under the gnucash-<version> folder so I can be sure which version i am installing. If you check out the gnucash-Dev forum you will find a fair bit of discussion there about buidling Gnucash-3.0. I am currently also trying to build a working version on Linux Mint which is an Ubuntu 16.04 derivative. John Ralls suggested posting build problems in the gnucash-Dev forum to me because you will get feedback from the developers there. David Cousens ----- David Cousens -- Sent from: http://gnucash.1415818.n4.nabble.com/GnuCash-User-f1415819.html _______________________________________________ gnucash-user mailing list email@example.com To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. ----- Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.