[Slackbuilds-users] Building gnucash-2.6.17 fails: no libpng14.la [FIXED]

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sun Sep 3 17:36:08 UTC 2017

On Sun, 3 Sep 2017 10:23:30 -0700 (PDT)
Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 1 Sep 2017, Trayan Denev wrote:
> Trayan,
>    Found and fixed the problem!!
>    Ran ldd on the not-found library (libgnc-gnome) and saw two missing
> dependent libraries:
>  	libicuuc.so.51 => not found
>  	libicudata.so.51 => not found
>    These are missing because Slackware-14.2 provides both in version
> 56. Made soft links from the gnucash-required version to the
> installed version and the build script completed. 

You didn't *fix* anything.  You papered over it.

You're just compounding the real problem here.

The fact that libgnc-gnome is still linked to libicuuc.so.51 is
the problem. You shouldn't paper over the problem with symlinks.
Fix the problem.

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