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.


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Install GnuCash On Ubuntu:

To install GnuCash on your system, open the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run the below code.

sudo apt install gnucash

After the successful installation of Gnucash run below command in terminal app to start it . You can also open it from the Show apps menu.


You can also remove GnuCash via below command.

sudo apt remove gnucash

Install Gnucash from source:

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

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

Download GnuCash source file

Here for me the downloaded source file name is gnucash-5.3.tar.bz2. please note that 5.3 is the version number. It will change based on the current version. 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-5.3.tar.bz2

Note: Here 5.3 is version number and .tar.bz2 is file extension. Please change these two values according to your file.

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It will create gnucash-5.3 folder on your Downloads folder. then type the below command and hit the enter key.

cd gnucash-5.3

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

make install

Install GNUCash via Flatpak:

First if you don’t have flatpak and flathub, then install them using below commands and restart it after the installation.

sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Then install GNUCash using below command.

flatpak install flathub org.gnucash.GnuCash

After that open the GNUCash app using below command. You can also open it from the Show apps application menu.

flatpak run org.gnucash.GnuCash

You can also uninstall it using below commands.

flatpak uninstall org.gnucash.GnuCash


sudo flatpak uninstall org.gnucash.GnuCash
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  1. Lila

    Thank you very much.

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