Installing finance::quote

David Hampton hampton-gnucash at
Sun Jun 18 00:54:52 EDT 2006

On Sat, 2006-06-17 at 23:19 -0500, Jerry Criswell wrote:

> According to Synaptic Package Manager, the program might be named
> "libfinance-quotes-perl" and is marked as installed. I cannot get it to
> run in a terminal

libfinance-quote-perl is a package name, not a program name.  Does that
package include a script called "".  Can you find the
finance-quote-check or dump-finance-quote programs that come with

> when I set up gnucash to retrieve a quote, it fails.

Fails how?  Does gnucash let you specify quote information for a stock?
Does it let you press the "Get Quotes" button?  What happens then?  Have
you run gnucash in a terminal window and looked for output.  Tried
running gnucash with the --debug switch.  It is impossible to remotely
diagnose a problem when the complete problem description is "it fails".


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