Installing activeperl for automatic retrieval of quotes
jralls at ceridwen.us
Wed Sep 12 01:08:52 EDT 2012
On Sep 11, 2012, at 5:42 PM, MIchael <mgw1982 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/09/12 08:09, John Ralls wrote:
>> On Sep 11, 2012, at 8:53 AM, MIchael <mgw1982 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I am completely new to linux based OS´s and i would appreciate as much guidance as possible to get this activeperl installed. I have searched for gnc-fq-update an my system and couldn´t find anything. I don´t know how to open a root shell etc. as per the linux instructions in section 22.214.171.124 of the gnu cash tutorial. a quick procedure written for a complete layman would be nice but as i said any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
>> ActivePerl is for Win32. Ubuntu already has Perl installed, so you need only run
>> sudo gnc-fq-update
>> to install Finance::Quote.
>> Looks like the Ubuntu package maintainer screwed up and didn't include gnc-fq-update. You'll need to file a bug with them.
>> While they're fixing it, you can download it from
>> Rename it to gnc-fq-update and edit the first line to say
>> #!/usr/bin/perl -w
>> John Ralls
> Thank you John for your Response.
> Let me tell you what I have done so far.
> 1. I went to
> 2. right clicked and saved as, to my desktop.
> 3. Renamed first line to
> #!/usr/bin/perl -w
> 4. Renamed the file to
> 5. I then went into the terminal to run ¨sudo gnc-fq-update¨ and nothing happened
> 6. I then typed in ¨which gnc-fq-update¨ and nothing happened.
> I know i must be doing something completely off base or missing out a really major step. I just don´t know what it could be because of how green i am to the ubuntu OS. Can you please let me know where i am going wrong.
> Thanks in advance
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OK, I left out a couple of bits -- I neglected that you've never driven a unix command line before.
If you saved as gnc-fq-update.in, you'll need to rename it:
mv gnc-fq-update.in gnc-fq-update
Next, you need to make it executable:
chmod +x gnc-fq-update
Finally, by default unix shells won't execute files in the local directory unless you specify that that's the file you mean, so
You should have gotten an error message from the shell, though -- "bash: gnc-fq-update: command not found" or, if you had saved it with the right name, "bash: gnc-fq-update: permission denied".
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