how to install gnucash 2.4 in opensuse 11.4 to use sqlite?

Based on Product highlights - openSUSE, it would appear that using sqlite3 in gnucash would be available. However, I do not have an option to save an existing book to the database format, nor is it available when creating a new book - only xml is available.

Is there anything special that I need to do to enable the sqlite backend?


I haven’t tried this yet, but have you tried as Free Accounting Software | GnuCash stated

In addition to the XML backend, Gnucash can now use a SQLite3, MySQL or PostgreSQL database to store the data. This is a new implementation using libdbi. It supports all features including the business features.** In order to build with this, add --enable-dbi to the configure command. In addition to the libdbi-dev package for your distribution, you will also need the appropriate DBD (libdbi driver)** package for sqlite3, mysql or postgresql.

Thanks for your response.

I did see that, but would have expected that it would have been included as part of the standard package available from opensuse, (or easily available as an optional package), as it indicates this as being new functionality in the newer version of gnucash available with 11.4.

I supposed I could build this myself, but strikes me as odd given that this is written up in the opensuse highlight…