Gnu Cash stores the share price of investments in an internal price database.
Although it is possible to enter prices manually into the price database, it is more convenient to update them from online sources.
Gnu Cash uses an external Perl module called Finance:: Quote (F:: Q) to fetch these quotes online.
As mentioned previously, Finance:: Quote is a Perl module that must be installed to enable online quote fetching.
Finance:: Quote, in turn, depends on a number of other Perl modules.
It was available before, but not necessarily installed by default as with version 10.0 and later (depending on which Free BSD Branch you’re following: Current (bleedy-edge development), Stable (kind of tested) or Release (mostly tested)) To me, the name Stable sounds like it’s production-worthy. For the best tested and essentially, most reliable version of the OS out to date, conventional wisdom advises installing the Engineering Release Branch of Free BSD).
To see which branch you’re running issue the command: uname -a and you should see output something to the equivalent of: 10.1-RELEASE-p9 Free BSD 10.1-RELEASE-p9 #0: Tue Apr 7 UTC 2015 [email protected]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 One of the key differences in moving from Free BSD 9 to Free BSD 10 is the new command and syntax to install and deinstall programs. For example, from your shell of choice doing: , there’s a recommended standard everyone at the Free BSD project seems to agree on.
But then, on the same laptop, I also have a couple of Strawberry Perl distributions, as well as . Each Perl distribution has a bunch of modules I installed using cpanm at some point.
Then, there are two netbooks with Arch Linux on them, the dual boot partition on my main laptop. I'd rather try to upgrade all the modules/distributions I have for one specific and everything that came with it, and starting from scratch.Exif Tool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, Geo TIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, Flash Pix, AFCP and ID3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, DJI, FLIR, Fuji Film, GE, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Motorola, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.Exif Tool is also available as a stand-alone Windows executable and a Macintosh OS X package: (Note that these versions contain the executable only, and do not include the HTML documentation or other files of the full distribution above.) "...Because websites change frequently we advise you to keep Finance:: Quote up-to-date. Thus, for it to work, you need Perl installed (see below), and occasionally you will need to update it separately from Gnu Cash.The Gnu Cash Help includes instructions on setting up online quotes. Perl is handled differently on the different operating systems.That means, I sometimes find that I need to make sure everything is up-to-date before checking a bunch of things.