[GNC] Getting Gnucash to recognize Finance::Quote is installed correctly on Mac OS 11.4

James Mauro jmauro at gmail.com
Fri May 28 13:57:12 EDT 2021

Not that I remember. It's a clean MacOS install when I got this computer in
November and it worked fine until the MacOS update last month which is why
the behavior is confounding.

The system perl in /usr/bin/perl is the only one on the system that I could
see with a quick sweep with the terminal find for any others and nothing
popped out as a different one I can see.

Also the  "/Applications/Gnucash.app/Contents/MacOS/Gnucash-cli --quotes
get"  throws "No quotes retrieved. Finance::Quote isn't installed
properly." even though I confirmed with the 'which' command that it's
pointing to the /usr/bin/perl like the gnc-fq commands do.


James Mauro <jmauro at gmail.com> Phone: 785-979-1041
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On May 28, 2021, at 5:51 AM, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:

On May 27, 2021, at 11:18 AM, James Mauro <jmauro at gmail.com> wrote:

How does Gnucash verify that Finance::Quote is installed correctly on MacOS

11?  I followed the instructions in the list archives archives to fix Test2

in CPAN, rebuild Quote::Finance via gnc-fq-update and now both gnc-fq-check

and gnc-fq-dump work as expected, but Gnucash still grays out the "Get

Quotes" on the Price Database screen and editing a security indicates that

Finance::Quote isn't properly installed.      I've been using Gnucash for a

while and normally once gnc-fq-check and gnc-fq-dump start working there it

magically works, but this time no such luck.

Any thoughts?

Might you have installed another instance of perl, perhaps with Homebrew or

John Ralls

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