Gnucash slow startup on FreeBSD 7.1
tonyrieser at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 00:24:59 PST 2009
I recently installed GnuCash 2.2.7, guile 1.8.5, slib 3a4, and libtool
1.5.26, libltdl ? (all the latest ports cvsup) on FreeBSD 7.1 on an Acer
Aspire 1680 (laptop). When I start gnucash, it then takes a VERY long time
(~2 minutes) before I see the gnucash tip of the day and intro image. The
tip of the day then takes another ~1 minute before it will respond to a
If I remove my network connection, it takes an as yet undetermined amount of
time to start (>6 minutes).
After a little googling, it seems that slow startup was a known problem on
earlier versions of FreeBSD, but one which should have been fixed with the
patches that came with the port.
When I run
tross -o gnucash_startup gnucash
cat gnucash_startup | grep ERR
with the network attached, I see that gnucash runs through a list of
directories several times (around 30), looking for the files libswigrun.so,
libswigrun.la, swigrun, and swigrun.scm, none of which exist on my system
according to locate (with a new locate.database). Could this be the source
of my problem?
Any help would be heartily appreciated.
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