GnuCash 2.6.15 Accounting Software on the Raspberry Pi

I updated one of my Raspberry Pis to the new Strech OS for the Raspberry Pi and was pleasantly surprised to see a update to a newer stable version of GnuCash 2.6.15.  A major update since the 2.6.4 version … Woo hoo!!!

5 thoughts on “GnuCash 2.6.15 Accounting Software on the Raspberry Pi

  1. Hi Dom,
    Would you know how to get the latest gnucash for my raspberry pi 2? My laptop broke so I thought I’d set up my raspberry pi and the gnucash installed is not current enough for my data. Or would you know how to build gnucash from downloading? I can’t figure it out. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for commenting … Are you talking about the new version 3 on the Raspberry Pi? I have only observed when a new build is included as part of the Raspbian updates, nothing new as of late, v2.6.15 is the latest when updated via apt-get. Personally speaking v3 didn’t do too well on my Win and Mac computers so I’m going to hold off updating for several releases (currently on 2.6.21). It’s on my todo list to try and build Gnucash on the pi sometime. Hope this helps.

  2. Hi again. Thanks for replying! 🙂 The silly thing is I can’t recall which version I was using on my broken laptop. I don’t think it was the latest – 3… So I’m trying to get 2.6 working but I’m sure having trouble! My raspbian synaptic package manager only has 2.4 and that one won’t work with my files. So I’m not too sure what to do. I thought I could follow the instructions and build another version, but I’m not having much success.

    1. Well, if it helps … I’m running my 2.6.15 version of GnuCash on a Raspberry Pi 3B running Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch). I’m sure your laptop was running the Win/Mac version 2.6.x of GnuCash … I have ported the data file from Win/Mac to/from Raspian Linux with no problems at that code level ,,, I also don’t use some of the advanced features of GnuCash like accounts receivable/payable … just the double book keeping and business reports. I would look into trying “sudo apt-get install gnucash” after a “sudo apt-get update” from a command line to see if that gives you a updated GnuCash application. I have used apt-get to keep my software packages on the Raspberry Pi up to date.

  3. Thanks for the info! I am using Raspbian 7 on a Raspberry Pi 2 and sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install only get me the gnucash version that’s too old. Thankfully my laptop is fixed today so I can get back to work on there. However, I think what I would like to do is try putting the stretch version on a 32 GB sd card and try that out. Because using this computer I made is actually kinda fun 🙂 lol

    Thanks so much for helping me out. I appreciate it. There aren’t any people I can talk about this stuff with, especially where I live haha

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