Bug 132290 - gnucash won't start
Summary: gnucash won't start
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: umb-scheme
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact:
: 132251 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-09-10 16:42 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:01 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 3.2-35
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-09-14 07:26:00 UTC

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Description Tim Waugh 2004-09-10 16:42:38 UTC
Description of problem:
Since updating to this package Gnucash no longer starts.  It says:

ERROR: In procedure open-file:
ERROR: No such file or directory: "/usr/share/guile/slib/mklibcat"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnucash.

umb-scheme-3.2-33 works fine.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-10 16:52:41 UTC
See also:


Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-10 19:17:38 UTC
*** Bug 132251 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Derek Atkins 2004-09-12 19:53:26 UTC
FYI, this was mostly fixed in gnucash 1.8.9 and one last compilation
problem was fixed on 2004-05-05.  This _particular_ problem is more
that the slib catalog file needs to be rebuilt, which required
effectively running gnucash as root once.

Comment 4 Ralf Ertzinger 2004-09-13 11:32:09 UTC
Running gnucash as root once fixes the problem for me.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-13 16:21:21 UTC
Yeah, but that's not really a user-friendly solution. There should be
some way to rebuild the catalog file at build time.

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2004-09-13 16:47:30 UTC
umb-scheme-3.2-35 fixes the problem for me.

Comment 7 Jindrich Novy 2004-09-14 07:26:00 UTC
Hello Tim, I regenerated the slibcat to be friendly with slib 3a1 and
it works fine also for me. Closing this.

Ralf, running gnucash as root solves the situation too, because guile
tries to regenerate slibcat form umb-scheme if it's missing, but
nonroot user has no chance to launch gnucash as guile cannot write to


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