Moneydance install failure

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Chris Grijalva

01 Jan, 2022 08:17 PM

Unable to install Moneydance on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS
Error: Could not find or load main class com.moneydance.apps.md.controller.Main
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException com.moneydance.apps.md.controller.Main
Using openjdk 11.0.13 2021-10-19

Any recommendations?

Regards,
chris grijalva

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 01 Jan, 2022 08:40 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Chris

    I am no Linux expert but I am running Moneydance on Mint, Feren OS and Ubuntu

    This is the process I use:

    Downloaded moneydance_linux_amd64.deb

    If not installed, install “GDebi Package Installer” in terminal
    sudo apt install gdebi

    1. In FILES app highlight moneydance_linux_amd64.deb - right click - if OPEN WITH GDebi Package Installer is not listed highlight PROPERTIES and select OPEN WITH tab – set GDebi Package Installer as default application – close window. This step is a one-time setup. Skip this step the next build of Moneydance you install.
    2. To install Moneydance simple double click on moneydance_linux_amd64.deb to start the installer.
    3. The Package installer window opens and after a delay fills in with Moneydance info. Click INSTALL or REINSTALL PACKAGE whichever is present.
    4. In the AUTHENTICATION REQUIRED window enter you Ubuntu password.
    5. After a delay the Moneydance should install. If you get the Status message in the installer Same version is already installed ignore this. Close the installer. The Moneydance icon should appear in the tray. If not check under “Show Application” icon in tray, make Moneydance a favourite.

    Hope this helps.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Ethan on 01 Jan, 2022 10:12 PM

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    The DEB install file for Moneydance has had Java bundled with it for the last several versions, so I'm not sure why you are getting that error. Are you installing the DEB file from https://infinitekind.com/download-moneydance-personal-finance-software? If so, try to follow the instructions in the previous comment, and let us know if you get the same errors.

    I just tried it on Linux Mint 20, which is based off of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, so it should still work on that system.

    Ethan
    Infinite Kind Support

  3. 3 Posted by Chris Grijalva on 02 Jan, 2022 12:57 AM

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    Derek,
    Thanks for the update, it got me on the right path.
    Not sure why, but the gdebi package was not installed. Got it installed and then tried to find the moneydance debian package.
    Couldn't find that either, but did find the moneydance snap, 2019.0.0.1814 rev 2, so I should be good once that's installed.

    Thanks for the support......Also just saw Ethan's update, so I'll get moneydance installed tomorrow.
    Go ahead and close the ticket, mark it as a user install error.

    Cheers,
    Chris

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  4. 4 Posted by derekkent23 on 02 Jan, 2022 07:52 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Chris

    Click the blue DOWNLOAD DEB button under Linux, to download moneydance_linux_amd64.deb file from https://infinitekind.com/preview

    Hope this helps.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ethan on 02 Jan, 2022 09:55 PM

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    I'm not sure where that Moneydance snap came from, but it looks like it's a very out of date version, the 2019 version from the title. I'd strongly suggest not installing that version, as it's out of date, and I'm not sure where it is from (I'll look into this). Please make sure to install the DEB file from our website.

    Ethan
    Infinite Kind Support

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Ethan on 03 Jan, 2022 01:17 AM

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    As an update, our lead developer reports that he created that snap a while ago, but obviously hasn't updated it in a while. The status on our end even still shows that's it's in "not released" status, so we're not sure why it's accessible at all. In any case, it's again best to download the version from our website, which will always be the most up to date.

    Ethan
    Infinite Kind Support

  7. 7 Posted by Chris Grijalva on 03 Jan, 2022 02:12 AM

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    Ethan,

    I did what you recommended. I'd played around with the snaps, trying to get it to work and ultimately went back to the website version and started from scratch.
    It worked first time. Not sure how I got playing in the weeds, but it was useful playing with Canonical's snaps.

    Thanks for the support.

    Cheers,
    Chris

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  8. Maddy closed this discussion on 03 Jan, 2022 01:39 PM.

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