Re: error opening /home/$user/.gnome
- From: John Gotts <jgotts ww2 tqstats com>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: error opening /home/$user/.gnome
- Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 00:31:08 -0400
In message <200004030139.e331dsl30772@event_horizon>, Patrick Kellaher writes:
>I have had this question for a while now... on many Gnome apps, it get the
>Gnome-ERROR **: Could not create per-user Gnome directory
></home/pat/.gnome> - aborting
>Now I find this odd due to the fact that that directory exists already and
>several programs use it (such as GnomeICU). This problem has followed me
>every since I installed gnome off the Slackware 4.0 cds... I installed
>October Gnome and have since moved on into the 1.1.x series, but this
>problem still follows me.
This is definitely a FAQ.
You are running a libc 5 system. For some reason the libgnome library in
gnome-libs isn't getting compiled -D_REENTRANT. Add that definition to the
Makefile and things will start working. (You may also need to install
reentrant X libs, which can be found on several web pages including mine).
See the list archives for a more detailed explanation.
John GOTTS <email@example.com> http://www.linuxsavvy.com/staff/jgotts
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