Building gnucash on Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Jan 24 03:18:10 EST 2012

On 23 January 2012 02:44, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:
> ...
> Yes, that's normally what that message means. Try setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/libglade/2.0
> and see if it at least gives you a different error.

I tried setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH in the command line for the call of
gnucash and the error did not appear, and the dialog came up to allow
me to set the gconf path.  I did this and re-booted and now gnucash
runs fine without needing to set the environment variable.
Unfortunately I don't know whether a re-boot would have allowed it to
run without the environment variable in the first place, or whether
the fact that it ran once fixed the problem somehow, so I will have to
go back to an earlier snapshot of my virtual machine and do it all
again.  AAARHGH!  I am running virtualbox on a rather underpowered
machine so that is rather tedious.


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