Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78983
stock quotes do not work with the default installation
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:32:42 EDT
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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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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.
The problem is fixed by running update-finance-quote or installing manually
Finance::Quote from CPAN.
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...)
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.