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    Hi. I use openSUSE 11.1 KDE4 standard. I need an accounting package for my small one-man business. I've tried Gnucash but without any help files it's no use to me. I've reported the bug and gave up hope that it will be fixed in time for me to do my accounting.
    Reference: Find & activate Gnucash help files - openSUSE Forums

    I just need something to keep my accounts so I can respond to government requirements.

    So are there any working accounting packages that can be used on openSUSE.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Can't offer much help here John. Just wanted to say, I tend to create my own with open office. It takes some time and if you are not familiar with formulas it's a learning curve. But it works for me. But I guess you are looking for something out of the box - so to speak?
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    There are a few options to be fair, but it depends on exact requirements. Does it need to be free? Multiuser?

    One option that might appeal to you (sql database) is SQL-Ledger. It is great if you need access to your accounts via web or LAN.

    A proprietary one I found here.

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    I use Gnucash with SUSE 11.1 and KDE 4.2.2 and have been for the past two years. [I used it to replace Quicken] I could never get the help documentation to work in KDE either, but I was able to find a Gnucash help pdf to answer some initial questions. But after I set it up initially I have never needed to access the help. They have an active user forum board in Nabble. It's been working great for me. By the way I have an accounting background.

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    I don't know if it will work for you, and it has some KDE 3.5.x dependecies, but have you tried KMyMoney? It feels, and works, a lot like Quicken.

    Or are you looking for something like Quickbooks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cybertaz View Post
    I don't know if it will work for you, and it has some KDE 3.5.x dependecies, but have you tried KMyMoney? It feels, and works, a lot like Quicken.

    Or are you looking for something like Quickbooks?
    Thanks.
    Something like quickbooks. I have to work out how much to pay the government (we have GST in Oz), compulsory superannuation, etc etc etc. So quicken won't cut it I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Can't offer much help here John. Just wanted to say, I tend to create my own with open office. It takes some time and if you are not familiar with formulas it's a learning curve. But it works for me. But I guess you are looking for something out of the box - so to speak?
    I hate accounting -- no interest in it what so ever! So I don't have any desire to master the underlying principles and write the software. Just want to get it done and get away from it.

    And thanks
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    Default Re: What are the accounting packages for openSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    There are a few options to be fair, but it depends on exact requirements. Does it need to be free? Multiuser?

    One option that might appeal to you (sql database) is SQL-Ledger. It is great if you need access to your accounts via web or LAN.

    A proprietary one I found here.
    I had a look at sql-ledger. Looks good but I need something that just works -- like an RPM. I don't want to build an sql server and an apache virtual host for it. I just want something that has this sequence: install RPM --> click Go to start.

    Thanks for the tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRoeschen View Post
    I use Gnucash with SUSE 11.1 and KDE 4.2.2 and have been for the past two years. [I used it to replace Quicken] I could never get the help documentation to work in KDE either, but I was able to find a Gnucash help pdf to answer some initial questions. But after I set it up initially I have never needed to access the help. They have an active user forum board in Nabble. It's been working great for me. By the way I have an accounting background.
    I installed parts of Gnome, Gnome's Yelp, and then downloaded the tar for Gnucash-docs. Installed gnucash help into Yelp. It didn't work. Maybe the only thing if all else fails is to use the PDF file/s you recommend. They're on Google search so I've found them.

    One of the frustrations I have with Linux is that the important things often don't work (for me) out of the box. That doesn't drive me away, just frustrates me.
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    swerdna,


    Unfortunately, I have yet to find an acceptable replacement for QuickBooks that runs natively in Linux. This has lead me to using VBox to run XPSP2. I know this probably isn't what you were looking for, however, it would easily accomplish what you wish to do.

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