Ethan on 22 May, 2020 08:06 PM
Hmm, ok, so it sounds like the issue is that you can't find the program itself after the installation? I believe Moneydance by default will install into /opt/Moneydance/ on Linux. Can you look there to see if you can find the program and run it from there? If that works, then we can just recreate the shortcuts to the program from there.
Ethan on 22 May, 2020 08:47 PM
Ok, it looks like the program did install in that location. The program file is the one called Moneydance. It's strange that it's showing up as an unknown file type though. What happens when you try double clicking on it?
If it doesn't work, you may need to right-click on that file, go into the file properties, and choose to allow executing the file as a program.
If you are OK with using Terminal in Ubuntu you could try the following. This will either install the program or re-install it again as my screen shot attached shows. This presumes that you downloaded MD to the default Download folder.
At the terminal prompt type :- sudo dpkg -i Downloads/moneydance_linux_amd64.deb
I tried to duplicate your issue with a VirtualBox image of Ubuntu20.04.
The only difference is that I installed KDE/Plasma desktop. I undestand
that that may be a difference, since the software isntaller for 20.4 is
more directed at "snap" packages. (MD is _not_a sanp package!).
Anyway, I downloaded the LINUX package, started file manager (dolphin)
and right-click/open with Software Install. The install should ask you
for the root password, and then cleanly install. The start-up for MD is
in the application menu: properties for application is /bin/sh
I am not a fan of the Gnome desktop and definitely think otherwise of
snap packages, so the suggestion using dpkg is more of a sure bet.
You should be able to install Moneydance under 18.04.4 and then upgrade
to 20.04 as an option.
I am happy to report that MoneyDance installed and is running smoothly
after I reverted to Ubuntu 18.04 from Ubuntu 20.04. I had all the data
backed up so getting back to the program was seamless. Thanks so much for
I am not a Linux ubuntu 20.04 expert, may be too late but this is how I installed Moneydance 2019.4(1904).
Downloaded moneydance_linux_amd64.deb to Download Folder.
In FILES app highlight moneydance_linux_amd64.deb - right click - if OPEN WITH SOFTWARE INSTALL is not listed highlight PROPERTIES – PERMISSION tab – tick ALLOW EXECUTING FILE AS A PROGRAM. Click OPEN WITH tab – set SOFTWARE INSTALL as default application – close window. This step is a one-time setup.
Highlight moneydance_linux_amd64.deb right click then OPEN WITH SOFTWARE INSTALL
The Ubuntu Software window opens with Moneydance info. Click INSTALL and if you get the AUTHENTICATION REQUIRED window enter you Ubuntu password.
Once installed Moneydance icon appears under SHOW APPLICATIONS.
I normally use Linux Mint 19.3 in preference to Ubuntu as I find it more user friendly.
Ethan on 23 May, 2020 06:25 PM
I'm glad to hear things seem to be sorted out. When you write that it didn't install when you followed the instructions derekkent23 gave, do you remember what error message the terminal displayed? I also haven't been able to replicate this on my test system using the same operating system as you are.