Install GnuCash in Debian testing from stable
GnuCash in Debian unstable fails, how can I get a working GnuCash in Debian testing?
In a previous post I explained that GnuCash is not available in Debian testing, and how to install a newer version from Debian unstable. That worked fine until I reinstalled Debian testing in my PC, which brought in a newer version of GnuCash that fails with a segmentation fault when entering a new transaction.
The solution is to install and older GnuCash from Debian stable, these are the steps:
add rows for stable in the /etc/apt/sources.list file
create an /etc/apt/preferences file
run apt update
run apt install -d libgoffice-0.8/stable. The packages will be downloaded only and not installed: Check that only four libgoffice-0.8 packages are downloaded from stable, the rest should be downloaded from testing. If this is correct, repeat the command without the -d to do the actual install,
run apt install -d libofx6/stable, do as explained in step 4.
run apt install -d libgnome-keyring0/stable, do as explained in step 4.
run apt install -d gnucash/stable, do as explained in step 4.
The rows for unstable in /etc/apt/sources.list are shown below:
deb http://ftp.mx.debian.org/debian/ testing main deb-src http://ftp.mx.debian.org/debian/ testing main deb http://ftp.mx.debian.org/debian/ stable main deb-src http://ftp.mx.debian.org/debian/ stable main deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security testing/updates main deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security testing/updates main
The content of /etc/apt/preferences:
Package: * Pin: release stable Pin-Priority: -10