problem switching from 1.4.1 to 1.4.6

fred smith
Sun, 17 Sep 2000 22:06:11 -0400

On Sun, Sep 17, 2000 at 04:11:45PM -0700, Dave Peticolas wrote:
> fred smith writes:
> > Gentlemen:
> > 
> > My wife has been entering data into 1.4.1 for the last couple of months.
> > Today I upgraded to 1.4.6, but it does not recognize the data files
> > that were created by 1.4.1 as being a gnucash file.
> > 
> > It strikes me as strange that a minor dot-rev would create a data file
> > incompatibility like that, but when I reverted to 1.4.1 the files again
> > are recognized.
> It should be compatible. Can you tell me the error message you get when
> you load the file?

OK, now I'm   A L L   confused...

lemme explain:
We've been running GNUcash on MY Linux box, and my wife used it via a
VNC client from her Windoze box.

This weekend I cleared out some space on her box and installed RH 6.2
(same as what I'm running) on hers, copied the xac and log files from 
my box to hers (put 'em in her ~/gnucash directory) then downloaded and
installed 1.4.6 from the RH 6.x RPM.

Didn't work, as mentioned previously.

Brought over from my box the 1.4.1 RH 6.x RPM, uninstalled 1.4.6, installed
1.4.1 and voila! it works fine!

Just now I deinstalled 1.4.1 and installed 1.4.6 on _my_ box and guess
what? it works fine!

So what we have here may be a false alarm. Lemme play with it some more
this week (I've got 4 meetings, one per night, for the next 4 nights,
so there won't be a lot of time to play with it) when I can squeeze in
a few minutes, maybe I can get to the bottom of it.

Thanks for the really quick response!
---- Fred Smith -- ----------------------------
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