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Bug 78823 - gnucash won't start
Summary: gnucash won't start
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: gnucash
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-01 16:51 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:32 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-19 18:11:40 UTC

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Description Tim Waugh 2002-12-01 16:51:04 UTC
Description of Problem:
Gnucash no longer starts

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
current rawhide packages

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. gnucash

Actual Results:
It appears you do not have the 'slib' scheme library installed.
You need slib2c4 or later to run GnuCash.

Obtain slib at:

If you have slib installed, you may need to create
a symbolic link named 'slib' from the guile directory
(usually /usr/share/guile) to the directory where slib
is installed.

You may also need to run GnuCash once as root.

Expected Results:
You shouldn't need to run gnucash once as root, surely?!

Additional Information:
(Running it as root once does indeed allow it to start as normal again.)

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-02 19:04:14 UTC
Yeah, it's some bizarre slib/scheme initialization issue. I'll have to look up
what the fix is, and which package it goes in.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-04 03:11:31 UTC
I think this will be fixed with 1.7.5-1.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-19 18:08:15 UTC
Tim, does this work for you now?

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2002-12-19 18:11:40 UTC

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