Can't parse URL on cifs/smb share - gnc 2.3.12

John Ralls jralls at
Tue Jun 1 12:58:32 EDT 2010

On May 30, 2010, at 5:23 PM, Adam Rosi-Kessel wrote:

> My gnucash file is kept on a network samba share, mounted locally in Ubuntu 10 via cifs.
> The file works fine stored locally; but when loaded from the share (whether symlinked into home directory or just opened under the location under /mnt) I get the error "can't parse URL on file://(path)."
> Why would a file on an smb/cifs share not open in gnucash?
> Permissions are all okay for the user on the relevant file and directory.

Presumably you can open the file with zcat. Does the path that you elided from the URI look sane? Are there any spaces or other special characters? Did this work with a previous version of Gnucash?

John Ralls

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