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

Erik Hanson erik at slackbuilds.org
Sun Sep 3 18:15:05 UTC 2017

On 09/03/2017 12:42 PM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Sep 2017, Robby Workman wrote:
>> 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.
> Robby,
>   That package is provided by the gnucash source code; all libgnc*
> libraries
> are. I've no control over that. Perhaps other distributions still install
> version 51 of those libraries so it's not an issue for them.
>   Papering works since that's the only thing over which I have control.
> Discuss the issue with the gnucash devs (developer-to-developer) and
> perhaps
> they'll fix that in the next version.

On a clean install of 32-bit Slackware 14.2, gnucash builds and
correctly links libgnc-gnome.so against libicuuc.so.56 and
libicudata.so.56, etc. So the problem is on your end, please do not
contact upstream gnucash devs about this.


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