Cannot Build Successfully on Slackware-10.2
Aaron Krister Johnson
aaron at akjmusic.com
Wed May 24 19:47:03 EDT 2006
> I had been using gnucash-1.8.11 on Slackware-10.1 but let my transfer from
> the paper check register slide. I upgraded to Slackware-10.2 and now gnucash
> will not load and run. It was missing libglade.so.0, but I fixed that with a
> soft link. Then it couldn't find libglade-gnome.so.0 and I have been unable
> to find a way to fix that.
> Next I tried to build gnucash-1.8.12, but ran into a bunch of gnome
> dependencies. libgnomeprint won't build from the source tarball because of
> error in the code (trying to free already freed memory, apparently). Then I
> discovered a reference to building gnucash-1.8.11 on Slackware-10.1, and
> tried that route by grabbing the ORBit tarball and trying to build that.
> Another make error. I've not seen this type of error before in the 8.5 years
> I've used linux, and I hit it twice in a single afternoon.
> I'm stuck. Gnucash ran just fine on Slackware-8.0 through -10.1, but now
> won't fire up. Google turned up a reference to building gnucash for
> that's supposed to be on the gnucash Web site but I could not find that. I
> also could not access the wiki/FAQ: access denied.
> If anyone has suggestions on how to get gnucash running again, I'd
> appreciate reading them. It's been a long, unproductive afternoon.
I solved this problem by using all the packages for gnucash version 1.8.11
prepared by 'Jay the Obscure' (do a Google search). These include:
plus, from the slackware ftp mirrors, from version 10.1, the following:
Hope that works for you!
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