Install GnuCash in Ubuntu 22.04

In this article, we cover how to install GnuCash in Ubuntu 22.04 release. It is a financial accounting application, released in the year 1998. Double-entry bookkeeping system, Reports, Graphs, Online Stock & Mutual Fund Quotes etc. are some of offered features.

At the time of writing, the latest stable release is 4.12. But, through standard Ubuntu repository v4.8 is available as of now. We won’t cover building it from source code here.

Note: Following operations require superuser privileges. In case you don’t have one then, we advise you to contact your System Administrator for assistance.

Install GnuCash in Ubuntu 22.04

GnuCash package can be installed through standard Ubuntu repository itself. But, as of now we can install v4.8 through this method. So, if you intend to use the latest version then build it from the source code available on the official website of GnuCash.

So, first update the repository. This helps us get the latest version of the package from the repository. Hence, open a terminal and issue the following –

sudo apt update

Next, to install GnuCash

sudo apt install gnucash

In the terminal itself, verify the installation –

gnucash --version

It would return with –

GnuCash 4.8
Build ID: 4.8a+(2021-09-28)

The application can now be launched from our Systems’ main menu.

In conclusion, we have covered how to install GnuCash in Ubuntu 22.04 release.

Additional Info –

Apart from the GUI application, we also can use CLI-based GnuCash tool as well. In the terminal itself, issue the following for options –

gnucash-cli -h

It lists all the options which can be used with GnuCash command-line utility.

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