How to install gnucash 2.4.2

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Hi experts!

I am aiming to install gnucash 2.4.2 on a VM of Mint9 fluxbox. A tarball I have downloaded. I moved it to the /usr/lib/ where it may should go, to make /usr/lib/gnucash-2.4.2/ CD into that directory, decomposed it and ran "sudo./Configure" (without the quotes) assuming that anyone have to install such this way. However, I am receiving an error about “GLIB is not installed”, but I found from synaptic that I have "libglib2.0-0" version 2.24.1 installed.

The error is as like following (this is the output from the. /Configure command and the script performing a bunch of other checks):

Checking for GLIB – version >= 2.12.0… No

*** Could not run GLIB test program, checking why.
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the.
*** exact error that occurred . This usually means GLIB is incorrectly installed.

Configure: error:

*** GLIB >= 2.12 is required to build Gnucash; please make sure you have the.
*** development headers installed. The latest version of GLIB is.
*** always available at


I can’t attach 'config.log' document because I had no permit to upload a .Log or .txt attachment from forum. The file is so long enough so I didn’t make a copy of it to the main body of the text.

I really need help for me to know if the file is needed to be attached.


Answered By 25 points N/A #90525

How to install gnucash 2.4.2


Dear Jennina Yale,

According to the error message you got "checking for GLIB – version >= 2.12.0… No", as shown in the error message, gnucash needs glib version equal to or greater than 2.12 and you had glib of an older version which is 2.0.0 as you mentioned in your message.

So, to get gnucash installed without the error you receive, try to firstly solve the problem by installing a newer version of glib which is equal to or greater than 2.12 versions mentioned in the error message. You can get glib from the following link

Hope this may help you.

Best of luck.

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