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Old 12-04-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
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Financial Software


I am starting my own tech-support business and I want to do all my accounting on Slackware. I have Quick Books for Windows, but like most Windows software it's bloated and has far too many bells and whistles.

I really like Gnu-Cash, but I don't know if I want to spend hours or days getting it to install.

Is there financial software you Slackers would recommend?
 
Old 12-04-2004, 08:39 PM   #2
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These are not recommendations, just pointers:

GnuCash 1.8.9
KMyMoney 0.6.1
Moneydance 2004
Kapital 1.1.0

From the reviews I've read, GnuCash seems to be the best.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:07 PM   #3
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Ive been trying to get gnucash working on current. So far I am stuck on the problem where gnucash can not find the gnome-config file.


Linuxpackages.net had gnucash for 9.1, but I have yet to tried using a 9.1 version of slack. These packages load in 10, but wont work due to above missing.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the links. I will probably end up dealing with Gnu Cash.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:17 PM   #5
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Well good luck, if you manage to get this monster to work in 10. Post a how too!
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:19 PM   #6
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Thanks. I think if you get all the dependencies to install, you should be able to get it going.

(fingers crossed)
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:26 PM   #7
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This is the only related site I can seem to find:

This site gives a general how to, but for 9.0/ 9.1, but may work in 10
Installing Gnucash

I got as far as the gnome-config missing when compiling gnucash. Most likely due to not having 1.X of gnome.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 11:56 PM   #8
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Thanks. That's the one I was going to try.

Hope it works.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 02:50 AM   #9
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i use Kmymoney. I don't think it's as good as GNUCash but I have never managed to successfully install it on Slack and don't think I can be bothered to try again.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 04:28 AM   #10
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Neither have I, only time I got gnucash working was with mandrake, and that was a pain in the ass alone.

All well the fun of open source. No fun installing a program when just have to run the installer and bam!
 
Old 12-05-2004, 08:58 AM   #11
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Yeah, they need to work on installation. It's the only truely annoying thing about Linux.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 12:01 PM   #12
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Checkbook Tracker!

Have fun!

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