[GNC-dev] GnuCash 3 on Linux
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  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?
Thanks in advance,
Regards, Chris Good
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