GnuCash 2.0 Official Linux Installer

Martin Preuss aquamaniac at
Wed Sep 6 01:05:51 EDT 2006


On Wednesday 06 September 2006 03:44, Rykel wrote:
> 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.
Well, I'm not a Gnucash developer, but I don't think that using autopackage 
under Linux is as good an idea as you propose: As far as I understand it 
either needs all depending packages to be autopackaged as well or to simply 
include all depending libraries/tools.

GnuCash depends on a bunch of other libraries/tools, so including all of them 
in a Gnucash autopackage would take quite a bit of space...

Anyway, most Linux distributions already have a nice way of handling 
dependencies (e.g. apt, dpkg, rpm), so with normal Linux systems you wouldn't 
gain too much.

It wouldn't even save the Gnucash packagers from having to provide rpm/deb 
packages because most Linux users don't use autopackage but rather their 
systems packaging mechanisms. So creating an autopackage would be additional 
work which nobody seems to volunteer to take over...

But maybe I'm totally wrong...

"Things are only impossible until they're not"

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