make install issue when prefix contains a "+"

Rainer Dorsch rdorsch at
Wed Dec 30 18:20:38 EST 2009


I have an issue with compiling the 2.2 branch of svn with a patch for  "Bug 
559670 -  Aqbanking and Certificates"

  518  svn co
  522  svn merge -c r18037
  525  export 
  529  ./
530  ./configure  --prefix=/opt/gnucash-2.2.9+18037 --enable-hbci --enable-compile-warnings
  531  make
  532  make install

(removed non-relevant lines like "svn diff", etc.)

During the make install I encountered this error:

mkdir -p /opt/gnucash-2.2.9+18037/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults
GCONF_CONFIG_SOURCE=xml::/opt/gnucash-2.2.9+18037/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults /usr/bin/gconftool-2 --makefile-install-rule 

(gconftool-2:28251): GConf-WARNING **: Failed to load 
source "xml::/opt/gnucash-2.2.9+18037/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults": Couldn't 
resolve address for configuration source: Bad address 
`xml::/opt/gnucash-2.2.9+18037/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults': `+' is an 
invalid character in a configuration storage address

GConf-ERROR **: file gconftool.c: line 918 (main): assertion failed: (err == 

I think it is because my prefix /opt/gnucash-2.2.9+18037 contains a + 

Should I create an entry in the bugtracker or is the problem maybe already 
fixed in head?

Rainer Dorsch
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