Gnucash 1.6.6 on RedHat 7.3 only starts as root

Conrad Canterford
31 Aug 2002 08:55:46 +1000

On Sat, 2002-08-31 at 08:39, Peter T. Abplanalp wrote:
> > actually, one other thing to try.  rm -rf ~/.gnucash, start
> > gnucash and (hopefully) pick file->open and choose your datafile.
> you may want to save any config stuff you have there.  i think the
> important thing is to remove ~/.gnucash/books.  maybe just mv
> ~/.gnucash ~/.gnucash.old.
> sometimes a react to harshly and rm isn't really called for :-)

Actually, the appropriate chown -R command should work here too. Before
you get too carried away with rm -rf, have a look at this directory tree
and see if there is stuff in there owned by root or otherwise looking
"wrong". There shouldn't be, of course - when you started as root, it
should have created a ./gnucash for root, rather than using your real
userid's directory. However, it certainly doesn't  hurt to check.

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