Non-zero balance

Dave Peticolas
29 May 2001 11:46:30 -0700

On 25 May 2001 12:16:23 -0700, James Bennett wrote:
> Hi,
>     I've been lurking on your list for some time.  Recently I installed 
> the rpm for RH 7.x from the gnucash site and:
>    I thought the default was to force double entry.  This package seems 
> to be configured as "loose".  Anyway, after scrubbing my accounts (I had 
> a few loose ends), my balance sheet shows a "Net" that is the same as on 
> my P&L.  My understanding is that the balance sheet should net to 0.  Am 
> I mistaken? How can I get my balance sheet to balance?  Do I need an 
> equity account and if so can it be created automatically?
> TIA and kudos to all who made GnuCash,

The balance sheet report in 1.4.x isn't really correct, so you shouldn't
expect it to balance. This will be fixed in 1.6.0.