Gnucash 2.4.11

Asked by William Pabon on 2012-09-21

What are the plans to update Gnucash to the latest version on the repos?

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Can you give the output of:

uname -a; lsb_release -a


William Pabon (williepabon) said : #2

williepabon@WP-WrkStation:~$ uname -a; lsb_release -a
Linux WP-WrkStation 3.0.0-26-generic #42~lucid1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 7 18:31:46 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid

Is this a new install? Why Lucid? Precise has 2.4.10 and is the latest stable release. It is also LTS, giving support til April 2017. Lucid is EOL in April 2013.

Is this a new install?

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #4

No. I was just expecting that I could upgrade my Finance S/W to the latest version (2.4.11) on my old 10.04 Lucid. Is that possible?

Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) said : #5

yes and no. It is possible to do, but this work is in parts delegated to the community.

It is called a Backport and can be filed like a bugreport, but must fullify the follwing guide:

But this would be elabourious work for you, as you can see when you give the guide a quick look(testing the package and all Ubuntu versions between Quantal and Lucid)

The versions available can be seen here:


Andrew has pointed you in good will to a version upgrade. This is in most cases more in the sense of the user. Time saving! Also I am not so sure how stable a backport in the gnome environment of Lucid would be.

But, the answer in general is: Yes,it is possible.




Have you already searched for a ppa that may provide for lucid. When you can live with a package from a not official repositoriy that this might help you.

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #6


Thanks for the useful and enlightening information. As you know, the official version GNUCash for my OS (10.04 Lucid) is 2.2.9. It is working fine, no complaints whatsoever. I was hoping that I could upgrade to the latest version without getting myself into a lot of technical activities. My expertise with Linux isn't enough for that stuff. I guess, I will wait until I upgrade my machine to 12.04 LTS. Thanks again.

Best Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) said : #7

Than you may want to mark this as solved.



William Pabon (williepabon) said : #8

Thanks melchiaros, that solved my question.