buying and selling stock : 1.8.12

Peter Martin pmartin1438 at
Thu Jun 22 07:13:53 EDT 2006

My system:
uname -a
Linux rotor 2.6.15-25-386 #1 PREEMPT Wed Jun 14 11:25:49 UTC 2006 i686 

Ubuntu 6.06 dapper distro

gnucash 1.8.12-6ubuntu3

This is an upgrade in OS and the resulting gnucash app from the breezy 
distro which had 1.8.10 something.

I liked the previous version in regards to not needing a split when 
buying or selling stock.

My setup was:
  |- my stock
  |    |- stock1
  |    |- stock2
  |    |- cash
  |- wife's stock
    same again

I was able to use the cash acct to buy stock and it would register ok, 
likewise selling. The current version requires these strange splits 
(after reading the manual I'm still pretty dense! and can't get it done 
properly) that I don't have accounts for. I was also trying to cancel 
one time and got into an endless loop with the "you need to expand the 
transaction in order to modify it's exchange rate" message. 'xkill'ed 
out of it.

I'll give the unstable version a try, but would really like to backtrack 
to the 1.8.10 version.

Anyone running dapper know how to do that?

Peter Martin
Port Orchard, WA US

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