I am new to linux. I installed fedora 3 this week-end. I have everything setup. Although it took .. hours and hours of reading....
The last thing.. I need is moneydance.
I did not understand before installing linux... that just becuase there is a 'linux' version on a website... does not mean that it will work on your 'flavor' of linux.
There are instructions on the webiste and I have followed them to the letter and when I try to tun the program I get 'bash: moneydance: command not found'
There are no yum or rpm for it.
These are the instructions on how to install moneydance.
I need/want this program to work with Fedora 3.
*I am just wasting my time here? .... or am I missing a step?
or ... are these instructions... no good? ....
*the program runs in Java. I followed the instruction on fedorafaq.org and installed java first.*
*If this will not work... what program to people use for personal finances? I truly enjoyed using this program.
Once you have downloaded the appropriate package, untar the file into a directory on your system like so:
%> gunzip moneydance_*.tar.gz
%> tar xf moneydance_*.tar -C /usr/local
This will create the /usr/local/moneydance directory. We use /usr/local as an example, Moneydance can be installed in any location.
** /Please skip this step if you are not installing the "Other" package. / If you downloaded the "Other" package above, you will need to create a symbolic link named "jre" in the /usr/local/moneydance directory that points to the location of Java on your system. For example, if your java executable is at /usr/j2se/bin/java then you should create the link like so:
%> cd /usr/local/moneydance
%> ln -s /usr/j2se jre
** You can now run Moneydance by executing the 'moneydance' script in the new directory.
To make starting Moneydance from the command line easier, you can create a symbolic link in your path that points to the moneydance startup script:
%> cd /usr/local/bin
%> ln -s /usr/local/moneydance/moneydance moneydance
For your convenience we have provided a moneydance.xpm file that can be used with a desktop icon for launching Moneydance from a GUI such as KDE or GNOME.