GNC_MODULE_PATH loaded twice

Christian Stimming stimming at
Mon Oct 11 17:14:04 EDT 2010

Absolutely. Just go ahead and remove this lib lookup weirdness. +1  
from me and thanks a lot! Christian
Zitat von Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at>:

> On Monday 11 October 2010, John Ralls wrote:
>> On Oct 11, 2010, at 12:02 PM, Geert Janssens wrote:
>> > You even imply more than I intended. If I understand your reasoning
>> > correctly, (DY)LD_LIBRARY_PATH should contain paths for shared libraries
>> > only, while GnuCash' loadable modules should be in a directory that's NOT
>> > GnuCash effectively has all of its loadable modules in lib/gnucash. This
>> > is what GNC_MODULE_PATH is set to by default.
>> > So to follow your reasoning, GNC_MODULE_PATH should not even be added to
>> > (DY)LD_LIBRARY_PATH ever ? Not in the gnc_module code, nor in the
>> > launcher scripts ?
>> Since gnc-modules.c does it's own search of GNC_MODULE_PATH, there should
>>  be no reason to add it to LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
> Yes, that's how I understood as well from my study.
>> (I went a bit overboard in my earlier letter. I should have checked the
>>  manpage first: dlopen will search LD_LIBRARY_PATH if it's given a filename
>>  with no file separators in it, so there's a case for using it in other
>>  programs that don't have their own search mechanism.)
> As far as I'm concerned, I agree here.
> I'll remove the LD_LIBRARY_PATH modifying code from gnc_module, together with
> the blending of GNC_MODULE_PATH with LD_LIBRARY_PATH via environment and
> friends, and see if all still continues to work.
> Thanks for your feedback.
> Geert
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