GnuCash 2.0 Official Linux Installer

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Sep 5 21:49:20 EDT 2006


You've been asking for this for I don't know how many years/releases.
We're still waiting for YOU to send us the packaging files needed
for YOU to build the autopackage.   We're not going to do it ourselves
no matter how many times you ask.


Quoting Rykel <rykel at>:

> Hi,
> I have been waiting eagerly for the 2.0 Linux version of GnuCash... I am
> glad to see that the version is now available, and believe the various setup
> files will be available for the hundreds of Linux distros soon.
> However, installing Linux programs using RPMs, DEBs, BINs, TARs etc. on sooo
> many distros is a pain in the a**, not to mention a real security
> compromise, because they require Administrator (Root) password to set up.
> So I hope that GnuCash 2.0 Linux version could use the defacto Linux
> Installer available from Using the official
> Linux installer is also a great idea because then, GnuCash can be installed
> as User, rather than Root.
> Best of all, if you try it yourself (eg. Inkscape <>,
> AbiWord <>, Gaim <>),
> you will realise that installing anything with the official Linux installer
> is very much like installing programs in Windows XP. That is, with a
> graphical dialogue popup box.
> As a further example, take a look too at a great commercial-turned-OSS
> program that uses the official Linux installer, Xara
> Xtreme<>.
> Thank you for listening, and all the best for GnuCash!!!
> Best Regards,
> Rykel
> Gizmo.Skype.GoogleTalk.Yahoo/MSN.eBay: rykel98
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