segfaults when running graphical reports

Mike Alexander mta at
Thu Apr 24 18:05:59 EDT 2014

--On April 24, 2014 2:48:29 PM -0700 John Ralls <jralls at> 

> It disables calling python from inside of GnuCash, but I don’t
> think we actually do that anywhere. It shouldn’t affect using the
> GnuCash API from a python program.

I guess that's ok for now, but we might want to call it from inside 
GnuCash someday.  It seems to me that the other workaround, to ignore 
SIGTTOU, is better.  You could just ignore it while initializing Python 
if you want to limit the possibility of ignoring one you care about.

Also, has anyone tried to use a Python script that access GnuCash with 
the patch to not initialize the Python module in gnucash-bin.c applied? 
I didn't and it seems to me that calling GnuCash from a Python script 
might trigger the SIGTTOU hang.  Won't be executed then?  If so 
it will probably hang when it imports pycons.console.

Another workaround would be to remove the console support from 
It's currently not used, but it still imports pycons.console which 
triggers the hang.


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