Introduction to GnuCash

GnuCash is a personal finance manager.

Package information

Installation of GnuCash

Install GnuCash by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/opt/gnome &&
make &&
make install

Command explanations

--prefix=/opt/gnome: Version 1.8.9 of GnuCash is a GNOME 1.4 application.

Configuring GnuCash

Configuration Information



GnuCash must be run as root once before use. Simply executing gnucash from an X terminal and clicking on the cancel button is sufficient. This must be done prior to setting up accounts as an unprivileged user, due to the fact that GnuCash must create scheme catalogs for itself before it is used.


The GnuCash package contains gnucash.



gnucash is a personal finance manager.