Building gnucash on Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Thu Jan 26 11:58:27 EST 2012

Op donderdag 26 januari 2012 15:34:32 schreef Colin Law:
> On 25 January 2012 16:54, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> > It seems I have been barking up the wrong tree here.  I have built the
> > trunk from git and it runs fine, without setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
> > Moreover if I remove it still runs fine.  I have checked
> > that the only instance of on the system is the one in
> > /usr/lib/libglade/2.0.  So the question appears to be not why can the
> > 2.4 build not find the library at run time, but why is it looking for
> > it?
> Not knowing where to go from here I tried the base of the 2.4 branch
> and was surprised to find that it also fails.  As I said above the tip
> of trunk is ok.  Now starting a bisect on the trunk to see where the
> problem went away on the trunk.  Obviously it is going to take a
> little time as I am doing a clean build at each one.
> If anyone had a brainwave it would be helpful.  To summarize the problem.
> Building the 2.4 branch on Ubuntu 12.04 I find that when gnucash is
> run it cannot find unless I set LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> Building the tip of trunk does not have this problem.
> Building the base of 2.4 branch *does* have the problem so something
> has changed on the trunk since then to fix it.
> The problem is not seen on Ubuntu 11.10
Additionally you could also check what the result is of
ldd /usr/lib/libglade/2.0/
and if this reports some missing libraries. From how everything is installed, 
it looks like libglade is dlopening the libraries in /usr/lib/libglade/2.0/ 
manually on demand, which might fail if is missing some 
dependencies. I don't know for sure, just thinking out loud.

By the way, on Fedora 16, is installed via libgnomeui.


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