[SOLVED] FSF endorsed distro where i can easily install gnucash?


New Member
Jan 7, 2021
Reaction score
Hi everyone,

I'm currently running Trisquel, which I enjoy and will continue to run.

but i'd like to get a 2nd computer and run a different FSF endorsed distro where it's very easy and straightforward to install Gnucash. in Trisquel, I don't see this showing up in their respository or app center or whatever you call it.

if it wasn't painfully obvious, i'm not a programmer or anything like that!

thank you community,

It is derived from Ubuntu, so it might be in the default Ubuntu repositories - but I'm not sure if you have access to them all.

First, open your terminal and try this:

sudo apt install gnucash

If that doesn't work...

cd ~/Downloads
wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gnucash/gnucash-common_4.12-1_all.deb
sudo apt install ~/Downloads/gnucash-common_4.12-1_all.deb
using "sudo apt install gnucash" at the terminal did indeed work,

thank you!
I thought it would, but I've never really used that distro. I'm okay with proprietary blobs and whatnot. (A personal choice, of course.)

I'll go ahead and mark this as solved for you.
From my personal experience, Trisquel is the only distro that worked out of the box. I have used Parabola, Hyperbola, Pure OS. If Trisquel just works, I'd say just stick with it for a while.
If you want to install softwares the GUI way, install Pure OS from Purism on your second machine because Gnome is included by default on Pure os and You can choose KDE if you want to.

Members online