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Old 10-14-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
tferero
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Question Application Buddi will not load


Hi all,

I just downloaded and installed Buddi personal finance software, but it simply will not load. I have Sun Java5 bin and jre installed - am I missing something here?

I tried loading it via the start menu and by typing java -jar buddi.jar in the run command dialog box (per the website instructions).

When I try to run it from the menu, it appears to want to load, then just stops and nothing happens. Using the run box, nothing happens at all.

Any ideas from anyone?

I am running kubuntu dapper with KDE 3.5.

Thanks!
 
Old 10-15-2007, 03:41 PM   #2
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First of all, I would suggest you update your Kubuntu Distro to 7.04 or 7.10. That would be the quick fix, assuming that your libraries are a little out-of-date and causing a problem with Buddi.

The second thing I would suggest is run the application from a terminal, not the Run Command Box. When you run GUI-based programs directly from the a terminal, these programs usually display all kinds of program status information, including the errors that caused the program to crash. Doing it that way often saves you the trouble of having to go hunt down a log file and sift through its contents. An error that causes the program to crash or freeze is often the last message to be displayed.

Last thing. As you are using a Debian based Linux, I hope you installed the .deb install file. While you still should be able to use the .tgz version of the install file, it might not put everything in the right place for Kubuntu. However, if you did download the .deb file and that install continues to give you problems, try the .tgz instead. Occassionally, the generic .tgz install file works better than the .deb native packages. Very rare, but I have seen it happen.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 06:08 PM   #3
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First of all, I would suggest you update your Kubuntu Distro to 7.04 or 7.10. That would be the quick fix, assuming that your libraries are a little out-of-date and causing a problem with Buddi.

The second thing I would suggest is run the application from a terminal, not the Run Command Box. When you run GUI-based programs directly from the a terminal, these programs usually display all kinds of program status information, including the errors that caused the program to crash. Doing it that way often saves you the trouble of having to go hunt down a log file and sift through its contents. An error that causes the program to crash or freeze is often the last message to be displayed.

Last thing. As you are using a Debian based Linux, I hope you installed the .deb install file. While you still should be able to use the .tgz version of the install file, it might not put everything in the right place for Kubuntu. However, if you did download the .deb file and that install continues to give you problems, try the .tgz instead. Occassionally, the generic .tgz install file works better than the .deb native packages. Very rare, but I have seen it happen.
I definitely did use the .deb install - as a newbie, I still haven't figured out how to work with the tar files. I ran the command the website said to use in terminal, and here is the output:

tferero@ubuntu:~$ java -jar buddi.jar
Failed to load Main-Class manifest attribute from buddi.jar
tferero@ubuntu:~$

and this:

tferero@ubuntu:~$ buddi
The installed Java version does not appear to be a Sun JVM. Please set the JAVA variable in this script to the correct location of the Sun JVM.
tferero@ubuntu:~$


According to Synaptic, I have Sun Java5 jre and bin files installed - are these the wrong files? If the program is not pointing to the right location, how do I change that?

I would love to upgrade my main distro version, but I am not sure yet how to do that. If someone can post a link to a good set of instructions, I could try that too.

Thanks for the feedback.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 10:18 PM   #4
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As an update, I did manage to find instructions to update dapper to edgy, and have done that. Buddi still does not work. Will keep trying to find a solution.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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I am by no means a JAVA expert, or JAVA conversant really, but the errors that are being reported sound like like the JAVA libs and classes are not necessarily in the right place. You may need to create a symbolic link from the place where Buddi is looking to where the libs and classes really are. This way you won't have to move your files around at all to get the right connections. You may have to look at one of Buddi's log files to find the information.
 
Old 10-17-2007, 05:29 PM   #6
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I tried Installing Buddi on my Ubuntu install. Downloaded the proper JAVA stuff too during the install. I could not get it work either. I was getting a different error, but still not running nonetheless. I didn't have a lot of time to try and figure it out, but there are other personal finance software for Linux. Might want to try GNUCash or something like that, if Buddi still gives your problems.
 
Old 10-17-2007, 07:48 PM   #7
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Smile Thanks for trying!

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Originally Posted by DOSJockey382 View Post
I tried Installing Buddi on my Ubuntu install. Downloaded the proper JAVA stuff too during the install. I could not get it work either. I was getting a different error, but still not running nonetheless. I didn't have a lot of time to try and figure it out, but there are other personal finance software for Linux. Might want to try GNUCash or something like that, if Buddi still gives your problems.
Thanks for trying that - I do have KMyMoney installed as well, but just wanted to explore the options for doing alot of data entry.

Also, it drives me crazy when something doesn't work, and I feel like I need to figure out why
 
  


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