Help with online quotes downloading.

Derek Atkins derek at
Fri Jan 14 16:48:43 EST 2011

Umm, is quite clear
that you need ActivePerl 5.8 or 5.10.


On Fri, January 14, 2011 4:45 pm, Andrew Lumpe wrote:
> OK, fearing no alternative but to install a second installation of perl,
> I downloaded
> ActivePerl and installed it; however, the start menu installation
> process still fails with:
> Did not find a usable perl
> Please install ActivePerl 5.8 (http:/www/
> and add the bin directory to your Path environment variable
> Note: the bin directory for the new activeperl is in the path and the
> cygwin perl path
> has been removed.  Reviewing the command file which installs this
> feature, it looks
> like it has support only for versions 5.6, 5.8 and 5.10 of perl.
> Unfortunately the
> current version at ActiveState is 5.12...
> It would be nice if the documentation for this feature could include
> these kinds of
> dependencies and version requirements.  Currently it is written as if
> any perl will
> suffice, and clearly that is not the case.
> On 1/14/2011 1:49 PM, Derek Atkins wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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)
>> shell?
>> As for F::Q, run the installer from Start ->  All Programs ->  GnuCash
>>> Thanks
>>> Andrew
>>> Please remember to CC this list on all your replies.
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>> -derek

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