Finance::Quote perl Crypt::SSLeay (Fred Bone)

Spencer Aloysius spencer.aloysius at
Wed Sep 24 12:23:49 EDT 2008

There is a typo in the .bat file for installation.  Here is the answer
I recieved to the same issue.

There seems to be at least one other report about this, so I am going to
fix it, testing Perl 5.6 as well.  A work-around you could use is to
rename DateManip inside bin\install-fq-mods.bat.  If that does not work,
please correct me.

Changing DateManip to Date-Manip did work for me.  Or you can install
Date-Manip manually with Perl Package Manager and write a new .bat
that only includes the parts of the install-fq-mods.bat downstream of
the Date-Manip installation command.  Adding the hyphen in the .bat
file is easier, though.  You can do it in Notepad.


On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Hurford, Frederick William
<frederick.hurford at> wrote:
> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:43:07 +0100
> From: "Fred Bone" <Fred.Bone at>
> Subject: Re: Finance::Quote perl Crypt::SSLeay
> To: gnucash-user at
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> On 18 September 2008 at 18:40, Hurford, Frederick William said:
>> I've read about how Finance::Quote won't work unless you install the perl
>> Crypt::SSLeay module.  What I can't figure out is how to do this.  I've
>> found several postings about using perl and a make command or doing a
>> build, but that's all very confusing to me as the posts seem to assume
>> some level of programming knowledge.
>> Can anyone provide step-by-step instructions for someone who is completely
>> ignorant about making or building?  For example, I don't know what perl is
>> or means, so the simpler, the better.
>> I'm using WinXP.
> 1. Install ActiveState Perl 5.8 from
>  <>
> 2. Run the "Install Online Price Retrieval" on
>  start -> programs -> GnuCash
> That's it.
> Thanks, but it didn't work.  I dowloaded and installed ActivePerl-  When I ran the Install Online Price Retrieval, I got an error message in the command box that said:
> * Check Perl
> * Install DateManip
> Downloading ActiveState Package Repository packlist...not modified ppm install failed:  Can't find any package that provides DateManip
> An error occured, see above.
> Press any key to continue . . .
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