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Old 01-06-2008, 09:48 PM
Andrew Sackville-West
 
Default gnucash in Sarge crashes when opening file; started after recent security updates

On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 10:59:29PM +0100, Tomasz Szpakowicz wrote:
> Hello.
>
> I need help with gnucash 1.8.10 in Sarge. I have a gnucash file (written
> with the same gnucash on the same system) containing one year of data.
> And I can't open it. Gnucash says 'Segmentation fault'.

you really need to update. gnucash 1.8.x was buggy and crash
prone. Significant strides have been made in the 2.2.x series (now in
lenny).

>
> It worked on January 2nd when I last updated it. It doesn't open now. I
> tried older versions of the file and they won't open too. The only thing
> that chanched were debian security updates.

Do you use scheduled transactions? Try the following from an xterm

gnucash --nofile

then edit->preferences->scheduled transactions and uncheck the box to
run scheduled transactions at startup. Then try loading your file.

Also, you could subscribe to gnucash-user@lists.gnucash.org for more
help, though you won't get much help with such an old version.

A
 
Old 01-06-2008, 10:34 PM
Tomasz Szpakowicz
 
Default gnucash in Sarge crashes when opening file; started after recent security updates

Thanks for your answer.

But no scheduled transactions.

I know I won't get much help with such an old version. That's why I
asked on debian-users if someone has similar problems. Security updates
where the only changes to this system. I thought if that was the reason
someone might have noticed other symptoms.

In the meantime I did some experiments. I found --nofile options,
created a new file and tried to crash gnucash. Accounts work OK but
reports (especially custom) crash. I removed all custom reports (rm -r
~/.gnucash, I forgot dpkg doesn't purge this one) and my file loaded. It
complained about report not found or something but works. I only need to
be careful not to leave open reports.

For now moving I can't move to newer version. I couldn't get neither 2.2
nor 2.0 to build under Sarge. And I won't upgrade until I have some
other (more important) stuff finished.

Thanks again,
Tomasz Szpakowicz


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Old 01-06-2008, 11:17 PM
Andrew Sackville-West
 
Default gnucash in Sarge crashes when opening file; started after recent security updates

On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 12:34:24AM +0100, Tomasz Szpakowicz wrote:
> Thanks for your answer.
>
> But no scheduled transactions.
>
> I know I won't get much help with such an old version. That's why I
> asked on debian-users if someone has similar problems. Security updates
> where the only changes to this system. I thought if that was the reason
> someone might have noticed other symptoms.
>
> In the meantime I did some experiments. I found --nofile options,
> created a new file and tried to crash gnucash. Accounts work OK but
> reports (especially custom) crash. I removed all custom reports (rm -r
> ~/.gnucash, I forgot dpkg doesn't purge this one) and my file loaded. It
> complained about report not found or something but works. I only need to
> be careful not to leave open reports.

Can you provide console output when it complains this way? Also, can
you provide a list of what packages were upgrades by security updates?

A
 

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