I'm a newbie so please bear with me. I'm trying to use gnucash 1.8.9 with Slack 9.1 (my first OS install -- my first linux install -- been using it about three weeks now).
I followed the download and installation instructions at http://www.dropline.net/forums/viewt...p=16174#16174,
which basically means I did the following:
I installed the 8.1 packages and guppi as shown in the list in the above-mentioned website.
I then extracted the older version of slib and then moved the slib directory to /usr/share/guile/1.6.
I then created a .tgz file with checkinstall and installed g-wrap-1.3.4.
I then executed the following with no problem:
3. As root, enter the command: guile -l /usr/share/guile/1.6/slib/guile.init
4. At the guile prompt, type: (require 'new-catalog).
5. Then, exit guile by typing: (exit).
(The above instructions are from the webiste at http://rjmarq.org/gnucash.html
. Question: Why aren't many of the steps in the instructions at that website included in the instructions in the first link I gave above??).
I then installed gnucash 1.8.9.tgz file from http://www.linuxpackages.net/search_...nucash&ver=9.1
Then I tried to run the program from /usr/local/bin/gnucash as root and I get the error:
ERROR: In procedure substring:
ERROR: Argument 3 out of range: -1
Can someone please tell me where I went wrong and how I should correct this? Is there some way I can "back out" the programs and re-install? How should I approach this?
Thanks for your help,