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

Christian Stimming stimming at
Mon Sep 25 15:51:30 EDT 2006

Am Montag, 25. September 2006 19:00 schrieb Michael SEYMOUR:
> Le Dimanche 24 Septembre 2006 22:52, Christian Stimming a écrit :
> > Am Sonntag, 24. September 2006 22:05 schrieb Michael SEYMOUR:
> > > Le Dimanche 24 Septembre 2006 20:26, Derek Atkins a écrit :
> > > > did you --enable-sql when you configured?
> >
> > And just for the record: This is SVN trunk? (Which revision?)
> No. It is from the 2.0.1 tarball.


In 2.0.1 we have a mixup of g_get_home_dir and getenv("HOME"). More 
specifically, src/engine/gnc-filepath-utils.c uses getenv("HOME"), whereas 
the failed test that you observed (engine/test/test-resolve-file-path.c) uses 
g_get_home_dir. So the failed test is due to this mixup, and in trunk you 
won't have this failed test. The error in 2.0.x is that these methods have 
been mixed in the first place, but in trunk this is fixed.

It is now completely orthogonal to your original problem to discuss whether we 
want to stick with the provided g_get_home_dir() or rather want to introduce 
our own gnc_get_home_dir() that gives precedence to getenv("HOME"). (One 
minor issue here is that g_get_home_dir returns const char*, whereas 
getenv("HOME") returns char*, so it's not only completed by only replacing 
the function call...)


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