a problem with gnucash

MICHAEL WEAVER michaelweaver1 at btinternet.com
Mon Mar 12 08:35:47 UTC 2007

Hi Tommy!
Thanks for your suggestion.
I will try and get hold of the 0.2.5 version of Gnucash even if someone 
at one of the Linux groups which I attend has to help me install it.
As regards what I said I am Visually Impaired but I think you are right 
about it being a bug in the version I obtained using apt.

Tommy Trussell wrote:
> On 3/9/07, MICHAEL WEAVER <michaelweaver1 at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> I have just started looking at the Gnucash application which I installed
>> on my laptop via Apt in Ubuntu Edgy when I used my Wireless card at my
>> Linux group.
>> ...I can't seem to add more than one
>> account because I get some error message about parent accounts I think
>> it is.
>> Basically I have 4 accounts I would like to add and as far as I am aware
>> they are all savings accounts.
> I had trouble running GnuCash in Edgy and sought help on the
> gnucash-users mailing list. My understanding is that the package that
> made it into Edgy has some serious bugs, at least for the way I was
> using it. The next version of Ubuntu (7.04 "Feisty") will have a
> slightly newer version of GnuCash than in Edgy but unfortunately
> Feisty will NOT have the latest stable release, which is 2.0.5.
> To preserve my data I kept my system on Dapper because the Dapper
> GnuCash is more stable, though it does not look as nice.
> If you are adventuresome you can install from scratch (unfortunately
> difficult) or find a Ubuntu-compatible repository with a newer
> version.
>> is it because as I am
>> totally Blind,
> I don't know whether you are being literal or figurative, but in any
> case I am sure you can overcome the problem. The GnuCash help document
> does a pretty good job of explaining how it works, so if their
> procedures don't work, you are definitely seeing a bug.
> I am using the Dapper version just fine, and I have several data
> files, each with more than just a few accounts. I am keeping the books
> for two (small) corporations as well as my own personal accounts as
> well as my mother's.

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