FAILURE xaccResolveFilePath test-resolve-file-path.c:81

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Sep 25 11:29:27 EDT 2006

Quoting David Hampton <hampton-gnucash at>:

> On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 08:12 -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:
>> Perhaps we should use something like:
>>   homedir = getenv("HOME")
>>   if (!homedir)
>>     homedir = g_get_home_dir();
> Unless that's common usage, I see no point in modifying GnuCash's
> behavior to be inconsistent with other applications that use the
> g_get_home_dir function.

I think the problem is that users expect to be able to override the HOMEDIR
setting by setting the HOME environment variable.  I know that /I/ certainly
use 'env HOME=... app' in order to start an application with a new homedir.
I would certainly expect an application to use HOME before checking

As Christian said, the glib docs even say that this behavior is different
than every other Unixy app behavior.  I have no idea why glib did it
this way, but I think it's just wrong and I think we should revert
to "standard" behavior.

> David

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