stock price broken

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Jan 10 10:24:23 EST 2011

brad <bradhaack at> writes:

> Tried this again and same answer.  Like I said last week, I reverted to
> 2.2.9 and an older file and recovered.  
> Today, I removed gnucash and gnucash-common using synaptic package
> manager.  I followed the wiki build instructions explicitly and built
> the latest unstable release.  (John, no I didn't use the -rpath arg,
> didn't think I needed it since I removed the old version, and wasn't
> sure which cmd (configure or make) it was supposed to go w).  Started it
> up and see the same problem.   
> Next I installed the stable version, 2.4.0 from  Same thing.
> To reiterate:
> Transactions that were OK are now unbalanced 
> Example, from transaction register showing split
> 1st split line, stockAcct  shares=10 Price=1 buy=10
> 2nd line:       fundingAcct sell=100
> 3rd line: nothing in the Account field,  price=1, Buy=90

Yes, this is an imbalanced transaction.  In the 1st split you're saying
that you're buying 10 shares for $1 each (for a total buy-in of $10),
but in the 2nd split you're saying that you're funding the account with
$100.  So yes, you absolutely have an imbalance of $90.

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