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Bug 643822

Summary: sci-electronics/geda-1.9.2-r1 with dev-scheme/guile-2.2.3 - (Almost) all gschem menu items opens About window.
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: eroen <gentoo>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: The Soldering-Iron Brotherhood <sci-electronics>
Status: UNCONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: gentoobugzilla1, jstein, jyf007+gentoo, proteuss, yves.boisjoly
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 640116    

Description eroen 2018-01-07 20:39:02 UTC
As per $summary, with guile-2.2 (which Gentoo patches in "support" for), nearly every menu in the gschem GUI opens the About window rather than doing what the user expects.

Downgrading to guile-2.0.14-r3 (and rebuilding geda) solves this.

To quickly reproduce, start gschem with an empty document and hit 'f' 's' which should open the save dialog.
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2019-12-03 16:41:32 UTC
*** Bug 681768 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Mak Krnic 2021-04-23 09:08:20 UTC
Did this get resolved in or did you find a workoround with guile-2.2? I can confirm it's still happening with guile-2.2.7 and geda-1.9.2-r1.
However, other software (like gnucash) depend on >=guile-2.2.
Comment 3 virtual 2021-05-19 11:22:19 UTC
I too can confirm this bug.



compiled with
./configure --prefix=${HOME}/gedainst/ && make && make install

does NOT exhibit this bugs. See also
Comment 4 Andrew Ammerlaan gentoo-dev 2022-03-02 12:29:56 UTC
*** Bug 717436 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2022-03-02 12:35:04 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit dbf9debbe4c86a5b84f0342147d554fde250d264
Author:     Andrew Ammerlaan <>
AuthorDate: 2022-03-02 12:34:19 +0000
Commit:     Andrew Ammerlaan <>
CommitDate: 2022-03-02 12:34:54 +0000

    sci-electronics/geda: add version 1.10.2
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.30, Repoman-3.0.3
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Ammerlaan <>

 sci-electronics/geda/Manifest           |  1 +
 sci-electronics/geda/geda-1.10.2.ebuild | 89 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 90 insertions(+)