Yahoo Europe quotes problem

Pete Phillips pete at
Sat Nov 1 14:43:48 EDT 2008


I am trying to get automatic updates with gnucash for New Star Technologies from Yahoo Europe.

The following perl script gets the quote OK for me:

  #!/usr/bin/perl -w
  use Finance::Quote;
  $q = Finance::Quote->new;
  my %data = $q->fetch("europe", "GB0007018194GBP");
  print "Price : ".$data{"GB0007018194GBP", "price"};

which returns

  Price : 712.82#       

However, in gnucash, with Symbol/Abbreviation GB0007018194GBP and source
set to Yahoo Europe I get:

 Unable to retrieve quotes for these items:

I did pick up the debian package for libfinance-quote-perl (1.13-4) as I
read something on the mailing list about problems with Yahoo, but it
doesn't seem to have made any difference.

Any advice on where I can go next on this would be much appreciated!

Pete Phillips,                      |
Surgical Materials Testing Lab,     |
Princess of Wales Hospital, S Wales |
Tel/Fax: +44 1656-752820/30         |   pete at

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