Building gnucash on Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Tue Jan 24 04:17:07 EST 2012

Op dinsdag 24 januari 2012 08:18:10 schreef Colin Law:
> 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.
That's no fun :(

Instead of setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH, you could choose to run ldconfig as root 
just before starting GnuCash, because that's what I suspect is happening 
during a reboot. This forces the system to regenerate the linker cache.

It may save you one slow reboot.


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