Moneydance 2017 installation

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29 Sep, 2019 01:43 AM

Want to install Moneydance 2017.10 to Manjaro Linux which is based on Arch Linux
Which 64bit app do I use for this installation

  1. 1 Posted by phil66 on 30 Sep, 2019 07:10 PM

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    Two days and no one know the answer to this inquiry
    Do you need further info about this distro
    Thanks for looking

  2. 2 Posted by sprimost on 30 Sep, 2019 07:56 PM

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    From: sprimost (not support, just user)

    Hi phil66 --

    Actually very easy, and you have two alternatives:

    1) use the install script. Basically, it appears to place all of the
    parts in its proper location. I had not done this in a while, so take a
    look at the install sript. It should also install OpenJDK as default.
    2) if you down load the deb file, it becomes very complicated to break
    it into arch linux install. I initially tried it and never got it to work.

    If you got as far as installing and using manjaro, this is pretty nice
    way to run Moneydance.

    Hope this helps.


  3. 3 Posted by phil66 on 04 Oct, 2019 10:42 PM

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    I downloaded the sh file and installed
    Error: There is a problem opening the file /home/ray/Downloads changed and retried
    error:The file you opened has some invalid characters also current locale (utf8)
    choose other and try again
    I am not able to make changes that will allow Moneydance to install
    I would appreciate any further help

  4. 4 Posted by phil66 on 08 Oct, 2019 01:18 AM

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    I finally got Moneydance_linux_amd64.rpm to install ..I can open accounts,credit cards and import to program
    Now my problem is opening to main menu I have to go thru the following steps
    Any help setting up a desktop icon would be appreciated

  5. 5 Posted by sprimost on 08 Oct, 2019 03:03 PM

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    From: sprimost

    What distro of LINUX (and version) are you using? It sounds like Redhat
    but confusing how you would get an "rpm" of Moneydance, since the
    download site only has two options for LINUX: "deb" (Ubuntu) and "script"

    What desktop are you using since some desktops do not allow desktop
    icons unless you _really_ want them.



  6. 6 Posted by phil66 on 08 Oct, 2019 07:18 PM

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    My distro is Manjaro using gnome desktop..under the 2017 category there are three entries deb,rpm,tar.gz and
    I have tried gnome classic which is my other desktop with no success I have not been able to find an app for installing icons
    All my icons on the desktop are from the dock pinning to the desktop
    Thanks for the help !!

  7. 7 Posted by sprimost on 08 Oct, 2019 10:00 PM

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    From: sprimost

    I have a virtualbox image of manjaro running MD 2019. The only
    difference is that I am using KDE desktop rather than GNOME (for a lot
    of capabilities reasons!).

    The next question is whether you can run MD or are you stuck on the
    result of the install (running the program)?

    Background. I had a lot of issues installing MD on Manjaro, even to the
    point of converting the deb file to work as an ARCH linux install, with
    pacman. I finally gave up and downloaded the shell script, which worked
    the first time!

    Basically, the shell script unpacks the software into a directory of
    your own choosing, with a executable file, and, what seems like and
    install as a desktop file (icon). I can start MD using the shell script,
    but I use something like docker that once running, I add to my bottom
    list of commands as an icon. I did not try the install desktop, but that
    may be a way for you to go.

    I would recommend 2019, if you have the license for it. And have a try
    at the install script.


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