Building gnucash on Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sun Jan 29 16:48:08 EST 2012

On 29 January 2012 20:24, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> wrote:
> Op vrijdag 27 januari 2012 11:05:38 schreef Colin Law:
>> ...
>> I had a look at the packaged version of gnucash in the Ubuntu 12.04
>> repository and realised that this suffers from the same problem
>> (though the symptom is not exactly the same hence I did not realise
>> this previously) so I have submitted a bug to launchpad [2] in the
>> hope that the package manager there will be able to redirect the bug
>> to the appropriate package.  I presume that the package manager is not
>> here?
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> Colin
> Note that your distribution could work around this by patching the environment
> file that is generated during build. This file ends up in
> /etc/gnucash/environment and contains a set of parameters that will be added
> to the environment when GnuCash is running. By adding an entry for
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH in there, GnuCash should pick it up before any druid is
> started.
> This is obviously only one way to make sure GnuCash gets the proper
> environment variable set. You may want to use another mechanism if that suits
> Ubuntu better.

I am pretty sure that the fundamental problem is that one of the other
packages is not installing properly.  I suspect that the library
should be installed into /usr/lib (or a link to it should), that seems
to be the normal route for libraries in Ubuntu.  Since the packaged
version of Gnucash suffers from the same problem I hope that whoever
is responsible for that will get it sorted.


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