Help with online quotes downloading.

Andrew Lumpe alumpe at
Fri Jan 14 16:45:24 EST 2011

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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