Unable to find file "slib/init/guile.init" in load path (Kubuntu 10.10)

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at telenet.be
Mon Jan 31 11:33:06 EST 2011

On Monday 31 January 2011, Paul Abrahams wrote:
> On Monday, January 31, 2011 04:35:55 am Geert Janssens wrote:
> > There seems to be a problem on some platforms with slib only being set up
> > for guile 1.6, while GnuCash by default picks up guile 1.8.
> > 
> > This link explains how to fix it for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx):
> > http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Building#Ubuntu_10.04_LTS_.28Lucid_Lynx.29
> > 
> > The part of the wiki page explains how to build GnuCash for Lucid, but
> > you can ignore that. Only the part about guile-slib-1.8.0 is relevant.
> No luck.  Here's what I did (as root):
> root at Asus-laptop:/usr/share/guile/1.8# rm slib
> root at Asus-laptop:/usr/share/guile/1.8# ln -s ../../slib slib
> root at Asus-laptop:/usr/share/guile/1.8# guile -c "(use-modules (ice-9 slib))
> (require 'new-catalog)"
> ERROR: In procedure primitive-load-path:
> ERROR: Unable to find file "slib/init/guile.init" in load path
> That's the same error I got from gnucash itself.  Whatever the problem may
> be, it was probably introduced by a recent Kubuntu update since I did have
> 2.4.0 running a week ago.
> Version inconsistencies are the unpublicized plague of Linux.
Do you actually have slib installed on your system ? Look for a package like 
guile-slib or slib or whatever.


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