To determine if the
Finance::Quote is already installed on your system, type
perldoc Finance::Quote in a terminal window and check to see if there is
$ perldoc Finance::Quote NAME Finance::Quote - Get stock and mutual fund quotes from various exchanges SYNOPSIS [...]
available. If you are now shown documentation, then
Finance::Quote is already installed and you can
configure periodical quotes update as described in Section 11.4, “Configuring for Getting Quotes Periodically”.
If no documentation is displayed, you will have to continue with this chapter.
The process of installing
Finance::Quote depends on the system. For the different supported systems, you
can follow the instructions below:
Procedure 11.4. On
gnc-fq-check command to verify that the program is already in a directory
that is entered in the
PATH environment variable.
Next, update with
su -c gnc-fq-update with root privileges
Finance::Quote. It depends on your distribution. For more information,
see the next chapter at Section 11.3.2, “gnc-fq-update”.
gnc-fq-dump to check
Finance::Quote works properly. This program returns the
version number of
Finance::Quote module currently installed as well as a list of sources
available via the
Finance::Quote module. It will also inform you if there is a problem with your
installation or if it is missing, and may suggest a fix.
Procedure 11.5. On
if it is not installed. It contains devel tools, which are required
by CPAN to build and test the needed
Run the Update Finance Quote app in the
You can run it from the dmg or copy it to the same folder to which you copied
GnuCash. It will open a
Terminal window and run a script for you which will ask lots of questions. Accept the
default for each unless you know what you’re doing.
Procedure 11.6. On
Finance::Quote for you.
 You can install
Xcode from the App Store or install the
much smaller Xcode command line tools by running
sudo xcode-select --install from a Terminal.app prompt.