install Moneydace on Linux

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Walter Brice

05 May, 2022 04:07 PM

how do I install Moneydance on Linux? (deb file)

  1. 1 Posted by Roger Rice on 05 May, 2022 07:49 PM

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    it depends on your distribution, but if you're on ubuntu or debian, then just double click the deb file. There is also an install script that I don't use but it did work when I tried it in the past. I believe it installed in a different directory than I wanted if I remember correctly.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Ethan on 07 May, 2022 02:37 PM

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    I agree that on most systems this should be as simple as double clicking on the downloaded file. If this isn't working for you, please let us know the specific operating system you are using, and any error messages you are receiving.

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  3. 3 Posted by sprimost on 07 May, 2022 02:47 PM

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    From: sprimost (no IK support) your dreams. There may be a single kernel, although a number
    of LTS versions, I count at lease three different distributions (there
    are more, but the dominant ones are Ubuntu/Debian and Arch) along with
    any number of and versions of desktop environments. You can have "deb
    files" or "rpm" files, etc. as packages.

    What you may want to do is not have MD install as a package but as a
    Hell/bash script (including in the script checking the validity of the
    binary. You should, most likely, include heavy set of explanations
    during the install process or a readme file that opens before installation.

    Just some thoughts.


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Ethan on 07 May, 2022 03:47 PM

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    My response was based on the original post, which mentioned using a deb file. You're correct about all the other possible variations, but if someone is on a distro that uses deb files, installation is usually very easy. If it turns out they're using something else, they can report back and we can offer more detailed advice.

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  5. 5 Posted by Torsten on 20 May, 2022 01:55 PM

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    I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 and tried to install Moneydance again onto it. Neither the deb-file of the actual version nor the one I had kept for Moneydance 2017 did work. The installer opens and I can start the install, but after about a minute or so the installer just crashes without further notice. I was using MD for long under Ubuntu 20.04 or earlier Mac or Win, but here seems to be an issue with the most current version of Ubuntu. Any hints or updates insight?

  6. 6 Posted by derekkent23 on 20 May, 2022 06:51 PM

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

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

    The version of Ubuntu is 20.04.4

    After reading your post I uninstalled Moneydance and reinstalled.

    This is the process I use:
    Downloaded moneydance_linux_amd64.deb from

    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. Once installation is complete 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.

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