data dropped when upgrading from 1.8.9 to 2.2

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Oct 6 09:07:54 EDT 2008


"richard bradley" <richard.bradley at> writes:

> Hi,
> I used gnucash for quite a while on FreeBSD, using version 1.8.9.
> I'm trying to upgrade to the current version, but it seems to drop a load
> of my data when importing the old accounts file.

What do you mean by this?  What gets "dropped"?  GnuCash shouldn't
drop data, but also there has not been a lot of testing going from 1.8
to 2.2 without going through the 2.0 release.  It SHOULDN'T be a
problem, because the XML format doesn't have a lot of differences.

> I wanted to see if I could work out why, but I can't manage to compile
> gnucash from source :-(
> I've just downloaded a vanilla Ubuntu ("heron", I think), but I can't get
> it to compile.
> I (think I) have followed all the instructions at
> and I've installed all the packages I can find which seem to be possibly
> relevant.
> Currently ./configure fails the following error:
>   Unknown library `print`
> which is caused by running: "gnome-config --libs print"
> I've got several libgnomeprint libraries installed:
> $ dpkg --get-selections | grep print
> cupsys-driver-gutenprint			install
> libgnomeprint2.2-0				install
> libgnomeprint2.2-data				install
> libgnomeprint2.2-dev				install
> libgnomeprintui2.2-0				install
> libgnomeprintui2.2-common			install
> libgnomeprintui2.2-dev				install
> libgutenprint2					install
> openprinting-ppds				install
> system-config-printer-common			install
> system-config-printer-gnome			install
> ... but none of them seem to provide "print" libraries to gnome-config.
> So my questions are:
>  1) Why does 2.2.4 drop loads of my transactions from a 1.8.9 version
> accounts file?
> or:
>  2) How do I build gnucash from source on ubuntu "heron"?

apt-get build-dep gnucash

> Many thanks in advance,
> Rich

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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