data dropped when upgrading from 1.8.9 to 2.2
warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Oct 6 09:07:54 EDT 2008
"richard bradley" <richard.bradley at cantab.net> writes:
> 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
> 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?
> 2) How do I build gnucash from source on ubuntu "heron"?
apt-get build-dep gnucash
> Many thanks in advance,
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
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