krb5_32.dll error

David Carlson carlson.dl at
Thu Nov 29 13:50:47 EST 2012

On 11/29/2012 8:22 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:
> "Fred Bone" <Fred.Bone at> writes:
>> On 28 November 2012 at 9:34, Derek Atkins said:
>>> Hi,
>>> David Kruss <drkruss at> writes:
>>>> I'm getting an error every time I try to bring up gnucash on my windows
>>>> XP machine: 'This application has failed to start because krb5_32.dll
>>>> was not found...' When I click 'ok' everything seems to work so this is
>>>> just an annoyance.  It began a couple of weeks ago (I've been using
>>>> gnucash for many years).  I saw the post in 2009 discussing the cause;
>>>> but what is the fix?  I tried reinstalling gnucash to the latest
>>>> release but it hasn't helped. 
>>> I know of no reason that gnucash should depend upon Kerberos.
>> Windows seems to think it does. Perhaps gnucash is trying to load it and 
>> Windows just assumes failure is fatal.
>> On my system that file is in c:\program files\gnucash\bin and renaming it 
>> to .dlll results in the same error message the OP got when starting 
>> Gnucash.
>> My copy is dated 2012-07-15, which suggests it came with 2.4.11. It's 
>> around 600kB. I will email a copy to the OP on request - assuming this 
>> hasn't already been done by someone else and that the OP is prepared to 
>> trust me.
> Hmm..  In that case an uninstall/reinstall of GnuCash should replace the
> file.
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> -derek

To: David Kruss,

I have that same file (version in the c:\program files (x86)\gnucash\bin on my 64 bit windows 7 machine.  If you use a fresh download and try again to uninstall/reinstall gnucash 2.4.11 and find that it did not re-appear, please report it here so the developers can look into it in more detail.  You might also mention whether you are using online banking or a database file-type.

David C

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