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Paul Wood

24 May, 2024 08:00 PM

How do I install Money Dance on Ubuntu? I have downloaded several files/folders but nothing happens beyond that. I have double clicked on the install script, but that doesn't seem to function either.

Years ago, I had Money Dance running on Ubuntu, but that was years ago. I am presently a user on Windows and Iwish to sync the installations.

Paul Wod

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 24 May, 2024 09:44 PM

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    I'm a fellow Moneydance user.

    You should just be able to download the deb kit, double click on the downloaded file and it should take you through installation.

    It is not a dissimilar process to installing on Windows.

  2. 2 Posted by Paul Wood on 24 May, 2024 10:01 PM

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    As I said, years ago I had moneydance running on Ubuntu but in the
    meantime my brain has been softened by the Windows experience :-|
    I tried double clicking on the file that was downloaded in my Download
    folder and after a pause in activity I only seem to get a couple of file
    folders that seem to have been decompressed. No evidence of moneydance
    having been installed. Could I have a little more hand holding please.
    I'm trying to gather my Ubuntu brain cells, but they seem to have yet to
    gain critical mass. :-)
    Paul Wood

    On Fri, May 24, 2024 at 2:44 PM dwg <[email blocked]> wrote:

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 24 May, 2024 10:42 PM

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    It has been a while since I installed Moneydance on Ubuntu. Did the installation not create a Moneydance item in the menus?

  4. 4 Posted by Paul Wood on 24 May, 2024 10:51 PM

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    Thanks for your help. It's much appreciated.

    I'm not sure what you mean by menues. There is no evidence of Money Dance
    being installed as a application after double clicking on the download from
    their web site. Just some folders with what looks like some scripts ect.

    Do I have to initiate the double click as a sudo, and how do I do that?
    Paul Wood

    On Fri, May 24, 2024, 3:42 PM dwg <[email blocked]> wrote:

  5. 5 Posted by dwg on 24 May, 2024 11:02 PM

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    If you download the deb kit, when you double click on the file is should start the GUI based installation process and then guide you through it, including asking you for the super user password. I last installed it on Ubuntu 18 and that was the process I found.

    Perhaps the following guide may help you.

  6. 6 Posted by Paul Wood on 24 May, 2024 11:38 PM

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    Thanks, I'll check it out. We transitioned to cocktail time at local qso,
    so I'm looking at it with with less inebriated brain cells, later. Thanks
    again for your help
    Paul Wood

    On Fri, May 24, 2024, 4:02 PM dwg <[email blocked]> wrote:

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Ethan on 25 May, 2024 12:23 AM

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    Unless something strange has happened with your installation of Ubuntu, double clicking on a DEB file should start the installation process. The system should ask for your password, and then do the rest. In general there shouldn't be a need to use the alternative install script from the website. We can work on that or installing from the terminal if needed, but try those instructions when you have a chance, and let us know if you receive any error messages.

    Infinite Kind Support

  8. 8 Posted by derekkent23 on 25 May, 2024 06:55 AM

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

    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. After install is completed 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.

  9. 9 Posted by Paul Wood on 25 May, 2024 06:16 PM

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    Thank you for reaching out to help me on this issue. Your procedure
    includes steps that make sense to me. I'll keep your email for future

    Unfortunately / fortunately I pulled the plug on using Ubuntu for
    this purpose and installed Linux Mint over the Ubuntu install on this
    computer. I was just having too many other "weirdnesses" with this install
    of Ubuntu and I thought a fresh install of Mint might be helpful. This
    seems to be working much better now.

    This system is designed to be "headless" so Real VNC is installed on Linux
    Mint. Yes, Real VNC is not supposed to be comparable with Linux Mint, but
    installing xterm on Mint seemed to get around that particular install
    issue. After all that, Money Dance installed on Mint with no real issue.
    Life is good.

    Once again, thanks again for your help.

    Paul Wóod

    On Fri, May 24, 2024, 11:55 PM derekkent23 <[email blocked]>

  10. 10 Posted by sprimost on 27 May, 2024 09:31 PM

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    From: sprimost (just a user)

    There are the usual ways of installing a "deb" package in Ubuntu. both
    require that you know the root password.

    If you like, you can use the command line interface (search on dpkg for
    more information.
      (1) locate to the Download directory (if that is where you downloaded
    the deb file from IK
      (2) type sudo dpkg -i <name of file>
      (3) you will be prompted for the root password.

    The other way is to use GDebi in one of two ways (I have always been
    more successful using the first way)
      (1) find GDebi in the system menu (where you find/start other
    applications) and click on that icon to start the program. On the upper
    right will be the "button" to "Install Package"
      (2) Right-click on the file and "run with" GDebi. That _should_ bring
    up the same window-type interface and kick off the install.

    Somewhere, I do remember having an issue with permissions trying to
    install on double-clicking, because that implies you need "execute"
    permissions. It may have been on an older version of Ubuntu.

    As far as the system menu, how you get to it is a function of the
    Desk-top Environment you use. But if you have been running Ubuntu for
    that long, getting GDebi to start as an application is just like other
    applications to be started.

    Hope this helps.

    On 5/24/24 8:23 PM, Ethan wrote:

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