Moneydance (linux) will not start

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John McCreary

05 Jun, 2011 02:02 AM

Debian (aptosid) amd64. Moneydance 10 and 11. This was working on my system. Now the error log reports the following:

Starting Moneydance 2011 (791)
Settings Folder: /home/john/.moneydance
OS: Linux 2.6.39-1.slh.1-aptosid-amd64 amd64
Java: 1.6.0_25 (Sun Microsystems Inc.)
Unable to read source information: java.lang.NullPointerException
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/jfree/data/time/RegularTimePeriod

followed by numerous other erro messages, ending with:

Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:

at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
... 57 more

I did not consciously change anything on my setup; I did a dist-upgrade and this followed. Help? Error log attached.

  1. 1 Posted by Jon Hoover on 05 Jun, 2011 05:27 PM

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    Would you consider trying Openjdk instead of Sun's Java. You can use your package manager to download it. To see whether the system has switched it over type on the command line 'java --version'.
    Its the preferred version of java for linux by the support staff but I'll admit its a bit of a guess as to whether that might fix your problem. If not, let me know and I will ask the developers to look at your error messages and see if they can get something out of it.
    Jon Hoover, Moneydance Support

  2. 2 Posted by John McCreary on 05 Jun, 2011 06:11 PM

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    Jon: Thanks for the reply. I have spent the last several hours poking about on the interwebs and found a solution that works here (the last couple of entries):

    Moneydance is now running, and I think I will leave it at that.

  3. Jessica Little closed this discussion on 08 Jun, 2011 04:51 AM.

  4. 3 Posted by Jon Hoover on 09 Jun, 2011 08:45 PM

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    Glad to hear you figured it out! I always dig around on our own support archives when there is an interesting problem but this shows me that I should look more often elsewhere on the web. I'll keep this solution in mind if I encounter this again.
    Jon Hoover, Moneydance Support

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