I have downloaded gnucash-2.2.8.tar.gz How do I use it to install gnucash 2.2.8?

Asked by Randal Leavitt on 2009-02-11

I would like to use the latest version of gnucash (ie version 2.2.8) on my system which is runiing the ubuntu 8.10 desktop. If anyone has done this and knows all the pitfalls I would really appreciate some guidance. What to I have to do? Thanks....

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aberlanas (angel-berlanas) said : #1

Decompress the Package.

And seems to be a tipical package, you must run the "configure" script in the source, use Gnome-terminal for example.

-First decompress:

tar xvzf gnucash-2.2.8.tar.gz

-Enter the directory:

cd gnucash-2.2.8

-Configure the package:

./configure

-Make the package:

make

-Install the package:

sudo make-install

Xangel wrote:
> Your question #60600 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/60600
> Status: Open => Answered
> Xangel proposed the following answer:
> Decompress the Package.
> And seems to be a tipical package, you must run the "configure" script
> in the source, use Gnome-terminal for example.
> -First decompress:
> tar xvzf gnucash-2.2.8.tar.gz
> -Enter the directory:
> cd gnucash-2.2.8
> -Configure the package:
> ./configure
> -Make the package:
> make
> -Install the package:
> sudo make-install
>

Thank you Xangel. The above instructions are exactly the kind of advice that I am looking for. But I still have some unknowns.

When I use the gnome terminal to decompress gnucash-2.2.8.tar.gz what directory should I be in? I assume that I should do this in my personal home directory. Is that the best choice? If so, I guess I have to copy the gnucash.2.2.8.tar.gz file to that directory since the default download step put it into a "Desktop" directory. I think that I do not want new versions of tools anchored in this Desktop directory. In a similar vein, where did the directory "gnucash-2.2.8" come from in the above instructions? It seems like a good name for a directory but I dont see how we forced it to be created with that name.

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Use your home directory.
Once installed, the .tar.gz and the directory containing the sources can be deleted (optional)

but, please, replace on the above instructions :

" sudo make install " ----------> " sudo checkinstall "

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