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gnucash

Postby Eldrick » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:25 am

I have downloaded gnucash on Mint 16 Cinnamon when I try the install "button" on extrached file it does not install. Gnucash not in software manager. can someone advise
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Re: gnucash

Postby Kalyk » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:48 am

I am using LM13 at the moment, but gnucash is in the software center for me, it sounds strange that its not in LM16 software center.
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Re: gnucash

Postby chiefjim » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:55 pm

Eldrick wrote:I have downloaded gnucash on Mint 16 Cinnamon when I try the install "button" on extrached file it does not install. Gnucash not in software manager. can someone advise
regards


Did you download with Synaptic? Shows as being available on my system. Personally I prefer Kmymoney though.
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Re: gnucash

Postby TheOne » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:35 pm

chiefjim wrote:
Eldrick wrote:I have downloaded gnucash on Mint 16 Cinnamon when I try the install "button" on extrached file it does not install. Gnucash not in software manager. can someone advise
regards


Did you download with Synaptic? Shows as being available on my system. Personally I prefer Kmymoney though.



Isnt that more for personal use?

If you have a company or something GnuCash is the only open source program that will do.
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Re: gnucash

Postby Eldrick » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:49 am

Thanks chiefjim am new to linux having just transferred from xp and am trying to find my way around the system. I downloaded gnucash from linux site on google. I have tried kmymoney and have the same problem I can get it into my download folder but cannot get it to install as program.

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Re: gnucash

Postby chiefjim » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:29 am

Eldrick wrote:Thanks chiefjim am new to linux having just transferred from xp and am trying to find my way around the system. I downloaded gnucash from linux site on google. I have tried kmymoney and have the same problem I can get it into my download folder but cannot get it to install as program.


Seems like the primary problem here is where you are getting the appication. In Mate, which I use, Synaptic shows as Package Manager. Select the application(s) you want, click apply, and sit back. If you find you don't like it you can return to Package Manager, select that application again, mark it for removal and click apply. Done

Much easier than the XP method you're familiar with.
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Re: gnucash

Postby Eldrick » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:17 pm

chiefjim, went to Synaptic Package Manager but no gnucash in it. Could it be problem with cinnamon?

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Re: gnucash

Postby gold_finger » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:09 pm

Not sure what's going wrong, but gnucash should definitely be there. It's possible you currently have Synaptic set to only show programs that are already installed instead of showing all available packages. Try the following:

* Open Synaptic again.
* In lower left, click "Status"
* In upper left, click "All" (to show all packages)
* In Quick Search box type: gnucash

If you still have problems with Synaptic, enter the following command in a terminal:

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sudo apt-get install gnucash

Accept any other packages that it tells you need to be installed with it.

When it's done, gnucash will be in the "Office" category of the Menu.


P.s. Just delete whatever file you downloaded before.
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Re: gnucash

Postby Eldrick » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:40 am

hi gold_finger definately nothing in synaptic re gnucash when I entered your data in terminal got a list of about 30 commands back what do I do now?
tks

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Re: gnucash

Postby gold_finger » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:22 pm

Eldrick wrote:hi gold_finger definately nothing in synaptic re gnucash when I entered your data in terminal got a list of about 30 commands back what do I do now?
tks

I don't run Cinnamon, so loaded 16 Cinnamon into VirtualBox and gnucash showed up just fine in Synaptic. No idea what the problem is on yours.

Open the terminal and enter command again to install gnucash. Copy the terminal output so I can see exactly what you mean by "got a list of about 30 commands". Paste the entire output back here in the forum. Use the "Code" button on forum interface. You'll see "[ code ] ... [ /code ]". Paste the output between those two code blocks.
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Re: gnucash

Postby Eldrick » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:07 pm

Thanks gold_finger

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autoclean   - Erase old downloaded archive files
autoremove   - Remove automatically all unused packages
build        - Build binary or source packages from sources
build-dep   - Configure build-dependencies for source packages
changelog   - View a package's changelog
check       - Verify that there are no broken dependencies
clean       - Erase downloaded archive files
contains     - List packages containing a file
content      - List files contained in a package
deb         - Install a .deb package
depends     - Show raw dependency information for a package
dist-upgrade   - Perform an upgrade, possibly installing and removing packages
download      - Download the .deb file for a package
dselect-upgrade   - Follow dselect selections
held      - List all held packages
help        - Show help for a command
hold      - Hold a package
install      - Install/upgrade packages
policy      - Show policy settings
purge       - Remove packages and their configuration files
rdepends    - Show reverse dependency information for a package
reinstall   - Download and (possibly) reinstall a currently installed package
remove      - Remove packages
search      - Search for a package by name and/or expression
show        - Display detailed information about a package
source      - Download source archives
sources      - Edit /etc/apt/sources.list with nano
unhold      - Unhold a package
update      - Download lists of new/upgradable packages
upgrade     - Perform a safe upgrade
version     - Show the installed version of a package
         This apt has Super Cow Powers

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Re: gnucash

Postby rbmorse » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:49 pm

That's the output of the APT help....what you get when it's not sure what you want. Make sure you're using the correct syntax when entering the command into the terminal.

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sudo{space}apt-get{space}install{space}gnucash<enter>


note: there is no space between apt and the hypen or hyphen and get in the command.
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Re: gnucash

Postby Eldrick » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:28 pm

hello rbmorse this is what i get when entering what you suggested

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 sudo apt-get install gnucash
[sudo] password for john:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package gnucash

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Re: gnucash

Postby rbmorse » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:59 pm

menu > administration > software sources > enter user password when prompted.

1. Click on "official repositories" in the left pane.

the entry for Main (petra) should be: "http://packages.linuxmint.com" (without the quotes)
the entry for base (saucy) should be...well, just about any. Pick one that is close to your location

Make sure there is an X in to box next to "Backported packages" (backport)'

You may or may not want to select "unstable packages". If you select this it increases the chances you will get the newest (or at least newer) version of some software packages.

click "update the cache" in the upper right of the window. When the update is finished, close that window, open a terminal window and try the sudo apt-get install gnucash again.
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Re: gnucash

Postby Eldrick » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:11 am

The bad news rbmorse is having done as suggested I am getting same message as last time "unable to locate package gnucash"
Thanks for your help

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Re: gnucash

Postby rbmorse » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:45 am

Let's try one more thing.

Menu > administration > software sources > enter user password at the prompt.

click on "Additional Repositories" in the left pane.

check the box for "archive.getdeb.net"

click on "update the cache" in the upper right corner. When that's done, close software sources window, open a terminal and, one more time....

sudo apt-get install gnucash

BTW, It's not you. I can't find Gnucash in the main Linuxmint repositories, either, and I find this very, very odd. I should have verified before making my previous post. Apologies.
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Re: gnucash

Postby Eldrick » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:03 pm

rb this what I got back from terminal

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john@john-Latitude-D620 ~ $ sudo apt-get install gnucash
[sudo] password for john:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 gnucash : Depends: libaqbanking34 (>= 4.99.2) but it is not installable
           Depends: libdbi1 (>= 0.8.4) but it is not installable
           Depends: libgoffice-0.8-8 (>= 0.8.8) but it is not installable
           Depends: libgwengui-gtk2-0 (>= 3.99.16) but it is not installable
           Depends: libgwenhywfar60 (>= 3.99.1) but it is not installable
           Depends: libktoblzcheck1c2a (>= 1.19) but it is not installable
           Depends: libofx4 but it is not installable
           Depends: guile-2.0 but it is not installable
           Depends: libfinance-quote-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libwww-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libhtml-tree-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libhtml-tableextract-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libcrypt-ssleay-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libdate-manip-perl but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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Re: gnucash

Postby rbmorse » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:37 pm

Believe it or not, that's progress. Your Mint can now find Gnucash.

This looks like residue from a previous failed attempt. We need to clean it up. Let's start with the easy way:

start synaptic, either by:

menu > type "synaptic" (without the quote marks) in the search dialog and the click on "synaptic" in the results, or by opening a terminal and typing:

sudo synaptic

at the prompt and entering your user password when requested.

from the Synaptic menu, click on "all" in the leftmost pane, then go to the top menu and click edit then click fix broken packages. Check the window for any error messages. It should tell you, in a tiny legend at the bottom of the window, that it successfully fixed dependency problems.

Then, one more time, try to install gnucash (sudo apt-get install gnucash)
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Re: gnucash

Postby Eldrick » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:24 pm

rb still struggling result of last exercise

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john@john-Latitude-D620 ~ $ sudo apt-get install gnucash
[sudo] password for john:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

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Re: gnucash

Postby rbmorse » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:26 pm

close synaptic
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