How to install latest GNUCash On Ubuntu – Best free Accounting Software

GNUCash is a free financial accounting software for Windows, Linux, BSD and Mac OS. You can use it for personal and small-business. It is released under the GNU GPL Licence. It supports Double-Entry Accounting, Stock/Bond/Mutual Fund Accounts, Reports, Graphs, Check Printing, QIF/OFX/HBCI Import, Transaction Matching, Scheduled Transactions, Financial Calculations and more.

Install latest GnuCash On Ubuntu:

Open the terminal app from ubuntu dash search and run the below code.

sudo apt-get update

type your ubuntu pass and run the the below code to install the GnuCash accounting software on your Ubuntu system.

sudo apt-get install gnucash

Type Y and hit enter to confirm it.After the successful installation of Gnucash restart your ubuntu. Type the below command in terminal app to start it .



Click the Dash home from unity launcher. And type Gnucash in the search field. Then click Gnucash Finance management.

If you want to install the latest version of GnuCash account software on ubuntu from source file, then please follow the below steps.

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First download the latest Gnucash source file from the below link.

Download GnuCash source file
Here the downloaded source file name is gnucash-2.6.16.tar.bz2. please note that 2.6.16 is the version number. The default download location in ubuntu is Downloads folder. So go to the download folder by using the below command.

cd Downloads

then extract the file using the below command.

tar xvf gnucash-2.6.16.tar.bz2

Note: Here 2.6.16 is version number and .tar.bz2 is file extension. Please change these two values according to your file.

It will create gnucash-2.6.16 folder on your Downloads folder. then type the below command and hit the enter key.

cd gnucash-2.6.16

Then run the below command in terminal to start the installation process.

make install


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  1. Lila

    Thank you very much.

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