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
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 11.2, “Configuring for Getting Online Quotes Periodically”.
If no documentation is displayed, you will have to continue with this chapter.
Prerequisites for an Online Quote update with
Perl language interpreter,
any dependencies required by the
If you feel uncomfortable about performing any of these steps, please either email the
The installation of
Perl is not the focus of this manual. A detailed description can be found
GnuCash Wiki at Perl.
The process of installing
Finance::Quote depends on the system. For the different supported systems, you
can follow the instructions below:
Procedure 11.1. Installing
Run the 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 sudo gnc-fq-update or su -c gnc-fq-update
with root privileges
Finance::Quote It depends on your distribution.
This will launch a
module internally. When you launch the CPAN module for the first time, you must setup and
configure it. However, on the most systems if you accept the default settings or answer
the first question
Are you ready for manual configuration?
no, you will be able to install
Run 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 11.2. Installing
Install Xcode if it is not installed.
XCode is an optional item from your
macOS distribution DVD.
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 11.3. Installing
Finance::Quote for you.