[GNC-dev] GnuCash 3 on Linux

Chris Good goodchris96 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 08:53:44 EDT 2018



I'm working on my BackupGnuCash stand-alone app.


I have 2 questions today:



I'm a little uncertain about where the saved reports and metadata files are
in GnuCash 3.0 for Linux.

I suspect they are by default:



unless overridden by XDG_DATA_HOME.


Can some-one please confirm?



I tried to get version 3 on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) running to test myself.

I found gnucash_3.0-1 at the Debian Archive [1] but when I tried to install

the following packages were not available:


guile-2.2-libs is only available for bionic (18.04LTS) -> 18.10

libaqbanking35 is available in 16.04 -> 18.10

libboost-*.62.0 only available in 17.10 -> 18.10

libgtk-3-0 (>= 3.21.5) only available on 17.10 -> 18.10

libgwenhywfar60 (>= 3.99.16) available on 14.04 -> 18.10

libicu57 (>= 57.1- only available on 17.10


Looks like I should upgrade to 18.04 (I mostly only use this VM for testing
GnuCash) or is there an easy way to install the required packages without
overriding the standard packages? I guess on 16.04, I could compile the new
package versions to /usr/local?


Maybe I should upgrade to 18.04 then try to build from gnucash maint source?


I'm a little worried the Debian Archive 3.0-1 was built on a system with a
not easily reproducible mixture of package versions. I cannot find any
documentation saying what you need to run it.


The https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/BuildUbuntu16.04 page mentions only
guile-2.0 not guile-2.2.

Does the current gnucash maint build OK on Ubuntu 18.04?


[1] http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gnucash/


Thanks in advance,


Regards, Chris Good


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