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30 Jan, 2023 06:15 PM

My Linux Moneydance reported there was an update for the App. I downloaded it, but when I go to install it the window just says "Remove" and not "Install". So, is there some way to upgrade the version of Moneydance that I have? Thanks

  1. 1 Posted by Arthur on 30 Jan, 2023 06:46 PM

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    The GDebi Package Installer reports that the moneydance_linux_amd64.deb file is version 2022.5 and states that the same version is already installed, but does give the option of reinstalling the package.
    After reinstalling, in Help | About, the version reported is 2022.6 (4097). So the upgrade was successful. It appears that the Debian install file has the wrong version associated with it.

  2. 2 Posted by Dave on 31 Jan, 2023 12:55 AM

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    My experience (on Linux Mint 21.1) was identical to Arthur's.

  3. 3 Posted by miles on 31 Jan, 2023 10:14 PM

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    same here on pop_os. the problem i'm having is HOW do you go about reinstalling the new version without accidently losing the data file.

    I apologize for the question, but i just turned 71 and I have trouble with this :)

  4. 4 Posted by derekkent23 on 31 Jan, 2023 10:23 PM

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

    Like a lot of software the Moneydance app and the data files it create are completely separate and stored in separate locations. Delete the Moneydance app and the data file remains.
    To be doubly safe do a FILE – EXPORT to do a Moneydance backup to a know location before you install a new build.

    Hope this helps.

  5. 5 Posted by dwg on 31 Jan, 2023 10:25 PM

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    When you install the deb kit it typically says you already have it installed, I suspect an issue with the headers, you just select to install again and a little later it tells you it is upgrading, it's annoying but fairly minor in the scheme of things. I see it frequently as I test Moneydance on Linux.

    Upgrading the program does NOT touch your data files in any way, they are in a completely different location.

    It is the same as when you upgrade say your office software, that does not touch your documents, spreadsheets etc.

  6. 6 Posted by miles on 31 Jan, 2023 10:34 PM

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    thanks everyone!

    backed up the data file just to be safe and will try the suggestions.

    appreciate the comebacks!

  7. 7 Posted by miles on 31 Jan, 2023 11:08 PM

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    ha ha! unable to find the "program" file. I might just delete it all and then reinstall
    the .files...

  8. 8 Posted by miles on 31 Jan, 2023 11:17 PM

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    got it! slow learner here... thanks again!

  9. 9 Posted by jeff.vanepps on 01 Feb, 2023 12:33 AM

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    dpkg says
    Unpacking moneydance (2022.5) over (2022.5) ...
    Setting up moneydance (2022.5) ...

    but Help/About does indeed say 2022.6.

  10. System closed this discussion on 03 May, 2023 12:40 AM.

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