Intro + a bug
Mike or Penny Novack
stepbystepfarm at mtdata.com
Wed Aug 8 08:05:18 EDT 2007
>Uh, I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but GnuCash does (should) create a
>$HOME/.gnucash/ dir for its own storage, as well as leveraging the
>$HOME/.gconf/ storage we've talked about.
Sorry -- but I don't understand.
Yes, I see that GnuCash has created a directory named .gnucash
(presumably for SOME of its storage). It also creates separate
directories .gconf .gconfd .gnome2 .gnome_private and the file
.gtk-bookmarls (presumably for other parts of its storage)
What "leverage"? You imagine that any of these would be there in a
Windows user's c:\documents and setting\userID (the Windows XP
equivalent of $HOME/ ) for some other purpose than holding GnuCash data?
I think I see what the problem might be and why hard to fix. This .gconf
stuff isn't GnuCash specific, is it? There's been a "piggyback"
utilizing existing stuff and that defines "where to put it" because if
it isn't specific to a particular app, can't be in a subdirectory
devoted to that app's data.
Back to the previous suggestion (other post). While the user can't be
asked to "create another directory path not containing &" putting in
"first time code" to detect the situation and present a message IS a
viable option since few users affected. The message might be along the
SORRY --- special characters in your user ID prevents all features of
GnuCash from operating correctly. Have your administrator create for you
a second account whose name does not contain (list forbidden
characters here) and run GnuCash while logged in to that account.
More information about the gnucash-devel