Official Ubuntu GnuCash package segfaults on Ubuntu 14.04

Colin Law clanlaw at
Thu May 1 11:43:28 EDT 2014

On 1 May 2014 16:31, Herbert Mühlburger <mail at> wrote:
> Am 2014-05-01 15:52, schrieb John Ralls:
>> Try installing one of libdbd-sqlite3, libdbd-mysql, or
>> libdbd-pgsql. The problem looks to me like the latest version of
>> libdbi, the database backend, doesn't like being initialized with
>> no shim library available.
> These libraries are installed already. It seems that the problem is
> caused through the not properly set "driver_dir"-variable in
> gnc-backend-dbi.c:1872 when using libdbi 0.9.x.
> After installing libdbi-0.8.3 I could run GnuCash without problems. As
> you mentioned there seems to be a problem with the latest version of
> libdbi. Where is the GNC_DBD_DIR env variable being set?

I don't think you have yet told us whether the problem you are seeing
is with 2.6.3 or HEAD.  As I said I have had no trouble with compiled
2.6.3 with xml, sqlite or mysql on 14.04.  This is with lidbi-dev
0.9.0.  I presume it is libdbi-dev that you are talking about.


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