Help with online quotes downloading.

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Jan 14 15:49:19 EST 2011


Andrew Lumpe <alumpe at> writes:

> Hi, I am trying to setup gnucash online price updating.
> From the help it indicates that perl needs to be installed and certain
> modules
> are required.
> I have perl installed as part of cygwin, and the required modules are
> also installed.
> The cygwin perl executable is in the path, and from a dos window I can
> run gnc-fq-dump
> and get no errors, but when I run gnucash, it flashes a perl window
> when opening,
> which doesn't stay open long enough for me to see what it says, but in
> the security editor
> it still says that Finance::Quote is not properly installed.
> Is there something I can do besides adding the cygwin/bin to the path
> in order
> to point gnucash to cygwin's perl installation?  Or do I have to
> install ActivePerl
> also in addition to the cygwin perl I already have installed?

I do not know if cygwin perl is sufficient.  We tell people to use
ActivePerl.  Can you run the cygwin perl from a Windows CMD (not cygwin)

As for F::Q, run the installer from Start -> All Programs -> GnuCash 

> Thanks
> Andrew

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