GnuCash 2.1.2 directions

Wm Stewart wstewart at
Fri Aug 31 12:20:22 EDT 2007

Good problem solving - however two issues:

   * You used V2.2.1 whereas I used V2.1.2.

   * In the middle of my GNUCash installations it stopped while my firewall
asked for permission for "gnucash-bin.exe" to access the IP.  If refused
the installation continues but the problem reoccurs, and if allowed the
installation continues and the problem goes away.

In other words, this might not be a virus, but it is definitely happening,
it was replicated by me and Manuel, and it is somewhere in gnucash-bin.exe.
 Can you try again on a new Win XP box, but with V2.1.2?

Patrik Lermon wrote:
> I could not see any communication with, or any other external
> IP during a first setup and running of gnucash-2.2.1.
> I did a fresh install of Windows XP, installed Wireshark and started to capture
> packages. Then I ran the gnucash-2.2.1 intallation while capturing.
> Installation went fine, I stopped capturing, and when I checked the packets
> that Wireshark had cought. I could not see the IP, or any other
> suspicious IP address.
> I continued to capture packets and ran the newly installed gnucash-2.2.1
> for the very first time, went through the druid for new accounts, saved and
> exited the program. Neither this time I could see any suspicious IP in the
> Wireshark capture.
> If the program was infected with a trojan/virus/worm/whatever, it could
> of course choose to run randomly, but personally I suspect that your
> connection to came from another program.
> /Patrik
> On 8/31/07, Wm Stewart <wstewart at> wrote:
>> I will file this as a new item once I find out where.  Please note again
>> this is not a duplicate of the known issue you reference -- that issue does
>> not refer to surreptitious external IP connection as a requirement for
>> operation of the application.
>> Christian Stimming wrote:
>>> If you want to discuss a bugzilla item, please keep this discussion on
>>> bugzilla. This is what this is for.
>>> Quoting Wm Stewart <wstewart at>:
>>>> Can someone explain why this bug has been closed, ignored?  I honestly
>>>> thought after my first notification of surreptitious external IP
>>>> connection
>>>> three months ago that this would have been considered seriously by the
>>>> development team.  Rather disillusioning - not sure why I would report
>>>> bugs
>>>> in the future if they are going to be treated like this...
>>>>    Please advise (a) why would you close a bug that indicates something
>>> 1. You added your comments to the wrong bug: The initial report is about
>>> the gconf-editor program, not gnucash. And I already explained this in
>>> comment 10 but you didn't react on this.
>>> 2. The data that has been provided so far indicates to me this is a
>>> DUPLICATE of a known issue,
>>> , and
>>> this is being discussed in other bugzilla items already. Hence, this bug
>>> must be closed to avoid duplicated discussions.
>>> 3. If you think you have discovered a bug that is not yet covered by the
>>> bug numbers mentioned in that wiki page, please file this as a *new*
>>> item. Thanks.
>>> Christian
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