aqbanking 5

Martin Preuss martin at
Tue Jan 25 16:28:14 EST 2011


please note that there is currently a bug in Gwenhywfar's GTK2 frontend which 
always shows asterisks in the input fields. This is already fixed in SVN and I 
will release a new version ASAP.


On Dienstag 25 Januar 2011, Paul Abrahams wrote:
> On Tuesday, January 25, 2011 03:02:03 pm John Ralls wrote:
> > On Jan 25, 2011, at 11:11 AM, Paul Abrahams wrote:
> > > How can I obtain aqbanking 5?  In Kubuntu 10.10 Meerkat, aqbanking is
> > > at level 4.2.4.
> > 
> > You can download it from Martin's website,, but the
> > last I checked Gnucash does not yet work with it.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > John Ralls
> Good news! I've succeeded in building, installing, and running aqbanking
> V5!!! It wasn't entirely straightforward, though.   For the sake of the
> audience, here's what you need to do to get gnucash and aqbanking working
> under Kubuntu 10.10:
> 1. Go to the Download page of Martin's website:
> and download the latest versions of aqbanking and gwenhyfar.
> 2. Using Synaptic or some other package manager, remove all existing
> versions of all the various aqbanking and gwenhywfar packages.  This might
> be overkill; I actually removed only those that caused complaints in the
> later steps of the installation.  Someone please speak up if this is
> inadvisable.
> 3. Unpack the gwenhyfar  files from their downloaded location:
>    tar -xzf gwenhywfar-4.0.3
> 4. Go to the gwenhywfar directory and do:
>       ./configure
>      make
>     make install
>      checkinstall make makeinstall
> The last two steps have to be done in superuser mode.  The last step will
> produce a .deb package that you can reuse, e.g., on another computer.
> ,
> 5. Similarly, build and install aqbanking.
> 6. Remove your existing installation of gnucash and similarly rebuild
> gnucash. (You probably don't want to remove the documentation, though.)
> The configuration step is:
>      ./configure --enable-aqbanking --enable-ofx
> This step is necessary to integrate version 5 into gnucash.
> To check out that everything works, go back into gnucash and do the online
> banking setup.  You'll see right off that things are different there.  
> Finally, go to one of your bank accounts and make sure that you can
> download the balance.
> Let me emphasize that I have no special knowledge of all this software and
> am not part of the implementation team.  If I've gotten anything wrong, I
> hope someone will correct me.  But the bottom line is that it's possible
> to install aqbanking 5 into gnucash because I just did it.
> My thanks to all who helped me get this far.  I hope I've repaid at least a
> part of my debt to the gnucash community by writing this post.

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