Error parsing compressed file but reads uncompressed ok

John Ralls jralls at
Tue Nov 5 09:57:39 EST 2013

On Nov 5, 2013, at 6:46 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:

> On 5 November 2013 12:39, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>> I find today that I cannot open my compressed xml accounts file, I get
>> a parse error opening the file.  I am using version 2.4.13 (on Ubuntu
>> 13.10).  If I uncompress the file with gunzip it will open ok, but if
>> I I save it compressed again then again it will not reopen.
>> I can read the same compressed file ok with version 2.4.10 (on Ubuntu
>> 12.04), and if I save it with version 2.4.10 then I can re-open it
>> with version 2.4.13.
> In fact I see that even if I make a new trivial file and save it
> compressed then I cannot re-open it.  Either something has got messed
> up in my system or an update has introduced a bug.
There haven't been any updates to Gnucash-2.4.13. The fact that you can fix the problem by unzipping by hand suggests that there's a problem either with libz on Ubuntu 13-10 or with GC's linkage to it.

John Ralls

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