Help with online quotes downloading.
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Fri Jan 14 17:16:21 EST 2011
ActivePerl 5.8 and 5.10 are still listed on http://www.activestate.com/activeperl/downloads
--- On Fri, 1/14/11, Derek Atkins <derek at ihtfp.com> wrote:
> From: Derek Atkins <derek at ihtfp.com>
> Subject: Re: Help with online quotes downloading.
> To: "Andrew Lumpe" <alumpe at gmail.com>
> Cc: "Derek Atkins" <warlord at mit.edu>, gnucash-user at gnucash.org
> Date: Friday, January 14, 2011, 1:48 PM
> Umm, http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Windows#Finance::Quote 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
> > process still fails with:
> > Did not find a usable perl
> > Please install ActivePerl 5.8
> > and add the bin directory to your Path environment
> > 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 gmail.com>
> >>> Hi, I am trying to setup gnucash online price
> >>> 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
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> >> -derek
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