finance-quote not working

Matthew D. Peavy matthew at
Thu May 4 17:47:49 EDT 2006

GnuCash List,

I am running GnuCash 1.8.11, installed on Mandriva 2006.

I just moved to a new machine and was trying to get GnuCash to work, but
I'm having a problem with the finance-quote module.

I tried running update-finance-quote as root, but it seems to give me
some problems.  Running dump-finance-quote shows that something is
wrong.  I have copied the output below.
When I try to Get Quotes within the price editor, I receive the message:
There was a system error while trying to retrieve the price quotes.

Can anyone help diagnose the problem?



[root at localhost matthew]# update-finance-quote

CPAN: Storable loaded ok
Going to read /root/.cpan/Metadata

... lots more output here ...

/usr/bin/perl5.8.7 mkpfunc >pfunc.h
make: *** No rule to make target
`/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7/i386-linux/CORE/EXTERN.h', needed by `Parser.o'.
  /usr/bin/make  -- NOT OK
Running make test
  Can't test without successful make
Running make install
  make had returned bad status, install seems impossible
Finance::Quote is up to date.


[root at localhost matthew]# dump-finance-quote

Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains:
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7/i386-linux /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7/i386-linux /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.7/i386-linux
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.7 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.6
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.6/i386-linux /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl
.) at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7/Finance/Quote/ line 45.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7/Finance/Quote/ line 45.
Compilation failed in require at (eval 11) line 1.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at (eval 11) line 1.
at /usr/bin/dump-finance-quote line 131
Can't locate object method "methods" via package "Finance::Quote::AEX"
at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7/Finance/ line 112.

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