Bug 78983 - stock quotes do not work with the default installation
stock quotes do not work with the default installation
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnucash (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2002-12-04 06:08 EST by David Monniaux
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-28 17:21:16 EST
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Description David Monniaux 2002-12-04 06:08:24 EST
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Description of problem:
When asking to retrieve stock quotes (Tools -> Price editor -> Get quotes),
gnucash dies with a SIGPIPE. The reason is that the Finance::Quote Perl module
is not installed (which is done either by running update-finance-quote or
getting it manually from CPAN).

gnucash should NOT get killed by such a problem - it should display a meaningful
error message.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run gnucash
2.Creation a foreign currency account (say, currency = USD, security = EUR)
3.Tools -> Price editor -> Get quotes

Actual Results:  gnucash dies with SIGPIPE.

Expected Results:  gnucash should have:
- either fetched the currency information from the WWW (possible if
Finance::Quote is installed)
- either complained about Finance::Quote not being installed.

Additional info:

The problem is fixed by running update-finance-quote or installing manually
Finance::Quote from CPAN.
Comment 1 Jeff Morriss 2003-05-10 22:51:52 EDT
In RedHat Linux 9, gnucash no longer crashes when requesting stock quotes--but
it does ask you to run 'update-finance-quote' to get Finance::Quote.  (It seems
to me that this module should be available as an RPM from RedHat--I'm currently
searching for one, but no luck yet...)
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-28 17:21:16 EST
Closing bugs from older, end-of-life releases. Apologies for any lack of response.

Please attempt to reproduce problems on a current distro, such as Fedora Core 3.

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