Dependencies

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General

This page is intended to capture various library build and runtime dependency information. The goal is to provide a more dynamic source than maint/README.dependencies/master/README.dependencies for tracking this replace data.

See Building for details on building Gnucash.

GnuCash Library Dependency Policy

GnuCash desires to only depend on library versions and packages that are practically available. Specifically, we choose to depend only on versions that have been in the major distributions for 6 months. This is motivated in part by the 1.6 release, which required a large set of relatively-recent dependencies. Specifically, as most user's (distributions) did not have the required versions packaged, it was exceedingly painful for end users to upgrade to the anticipated release, leading to a reputation that gnucash still has.

This document serves to keep track of the major distributions, the date of their major release[s], and the relevant library versions as part of that release (or an official package-upgrade path)

Libraries/Deps

Eventually we should transform this list in a table of the form GnuCash-Version|required-lib*?

  • required:
    • glib2 (>= 2.28.0)
    • gtk+2 (>= 2.24.0)
    • guile (>= 1.8.5 or 2.0.0)
    • libgnomecanvas (>= 2.0); also requires libart2 (libart_lgpl)
    • [lib]goffice (>= 0.7.0)
    • libxml2 (>= 2.5.10)
    • libxslt
    • swig (>=b2.0.10) Only required to build from git or SVN.
    • webkit (>= 1.0)
    • boost (>=1.53.0)
  • optional:
    • aqbanking (>= 4.0.0) optional for online banking and import; also requires gwehywfar and ktoblzcheck
    • libdbi (>=0.8.3) for SQL backends,
      • don't forget to install your preferred database driver ! On Fedora for example you can choose between libdbi-dbd-mysql, libdbi-dbd-postgresql and libdbi-dbd-sqlite. On Debian the drivers are named libdbd-mysql, libdbd-postgresql and libdbd-sqlite3. Other distributions may use other variants of these names still.
    • libofx (>= 0.9.0)
    • python (>= 2.4.0) python bindings; headers required, not just binaries.


  • at runtime:
    • required:
      • a gsettings backend to store the gnucash global preferences in. This backend is platform dependent:
        linux: dconf
        osx/quarz: plists
        windows: registry
      Note that the osx and windows backends are built-in in gio for their respective platforms. On linux and similar systems, the dconf package should be installed.
    • suggested:
      • isocodes, (translation of currencies) since Gnucash r19131/2.3.13 [1]

Available Versions by Dependency and Distribution

Whether the Distribution is still supported by their team
Legend
Release no longer supported (as of trunk r20500, March 2011)
Release still supported
Future release


Distribution aqbanking cairo gconf2 glib2 gtk+2 guile libart2 libglade2 gnomeprint gnomeui goffice libgsf1 gtkhtml3 libofx libxml2 pango swig
RHEL 5.* 2005-02-15 2.2.9 (FC7) 1.4.4 (FC7) 2.14.0 2.12.3 2.10.4 1.8.0 2.3.17 2.6.0 2.12.1 2.16.0  ?? 1.14.1  ?? 0.8.3 (FC7) 2.6.26 1.14.9  ??
RHEL 4.* 2005-02-15 2.2.9 no 2.8.1 2.4.7 2.4.13 1.6.4 2.3.16 2.4.0 2.8.0 2.8.0  ?? 1.10.1 3.3.2 na 2.6.16 1.6.0  ??
CentOS 5 2007-12-02 no 1.2.4 2.14.0 2.12.3 2.10.4 1.8.0 2.3.17 2.12.5 2.12.1 2.16.0 no 1.14.1 3.12.0 no 2.6.26 1.14.9 1.3.29
CentOS 4 2007-12-16 no no 2.8.1 2.4.7 2.4.13 1.6.4 2.3.16 2.4.0 2.8.0 2.8.0 no 1.10.1 3.3.2 no 2.6.16 1.6.0 1.3.21
Fedora 14 2010–10–26 4.2.4 1.8.10 2.31.3 2.25.7 2.21.0 1.8.7 2.3.20 2.6.4 2.18.7 2.24.3 0.8.1 1.14.18 3.31.2 0.9.1 2.7.7 1.28.0 1.3.40
Fedora 13 2010–05–25 4.2.4 1.8.10 2.28.1 2.24.1 2.20.1 1.8.7 2.3.20 2.6.4 2.18.7 2.24.3 0.8.1 1.14.17 3.30.1 0.9.1 2.7.7 1.28.0 1.3.40
Fedora 12 2009–11–17 3.8.2 1.8.8 2.28.0 2.22.5 2.18.9 1.8.7 2.3.20 2.6.4 2.18.6 2.24.1 0.6.6 1.14.15 3.28.3 0.9.1 2.7.6 1.26.2 1.3.40
Fedora 11 2009–06–09 3.8.2 1.8.8 2.26.0 2.20.5 2.16.6 1.8.6 2.3.20 2.6.4 2.18.6 2.24.1 0.6.6 1.14.11 3.26.3 0.9.1 2.7.6 1.24.5 1.3.40
Fedora 10 2008–11–25 3.7.2 1.8.0 2.24.0 2.18.4 2.14.7 1.8.5 2.3.20 2.6.3 2.18.5 2.24.0 0.6.6 1.14.10 3.24.5 0.9.0 2.7.6 1.22.3 1.3.39
SUSE 11.3 2010-07-15 xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
SUSE 11.2 2009-11-12 4.0.0 1.8.8 2.28.0 2.22.1 2.18.1 1.8.6 2.3.20 2.6.4 2.18.6 2.24.2 0.7.13 1.14.15 3.28.0 0.9.1 2.7.3 1.26.0 1.3.36
SUSE 11.1 2008-12-18 2.3.3 1.8.0 2.24.0 2.18.2 2.14.4 1.8.5 2.3.20 2.6.3 2.18.5 2.24.0 0.7.2 1.14.9 3.24.1.1 0.9.0 2.7.1 1.22.1 1.3.36
SUSE 11.0 2008-06-19 2.3.3 1.4.14 2.22.0 2.16.3 2.12.9 1.8.4 2.3.20 2.6.2 2.18.4 2.22.1 0.6.2 1.14.8 3.18.1 0.9.0 2.6.32 1.20.1 1.3.35
SUSE 10.3 2007 Summer 2.2.9 1.4.10 2.20.0 2.14.1 2.12.0 1.8.1 2.3.19 2.6.2 2.18.2 2.20.0 0.4.2 1.14.5 3.16.0 0.8.2 2.6.30 1.18.2 1.3.31
SUSE 10.2 2006-12-07 2.2.3 1.2.4 2.14.0 2.12.4 2.10.6 1.8.1 2.3.17 2.6.0 2.12.1 2.16.1 0.2.1 1.14.2 3.12.2 0.8.2 2.6.26 1.14.5 1.3.29
Mandriva 2010.0 2009-11-03 4.1.7 1.8.8 2.28.0 2.22.2 2.18.9 1.8.6 2.3.20 2.6.4 2.18.6 2.24.2 0.7.14 1.14.16 3.28.2 0.9.1 2.7.6 1.26.1 1.3.40
Mandriva 2007 2007-01-03 2.2.1 1.2.4 2.14.0 2.12.3 2.10.3 1.6.8 2.3.17 2.6.0 2.12.1 2.16.0 xx 1.14.1 3.12.0 0.8.0 2.6.26 1.14.3 xx
Mandriva 2006 2005-10-06 1.2.0 1.0.0 2.10.1 2.8.1 2.8.3 1.6.7 2.3.17 2.5.1 2.10.3 2.10.2 xx 1.12.2 3.2.5 3.6.2 0.7.0 2.6.21 1.10.0 xx
Mandriva 2005 2005-05-14 1.0.7 0.3.0 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.6.4 1.6.7 2.3.17 2.4.2 2.8.2 2.8.2 xx 1.11.1 3.1.11 0.7.0 2.6.17 1.8.1 xx
Distribution aqbanking cairo gconf2 glib2 gtk+2 guile libart2 libglade2 gnomeprint gnomeui goffice libgsf1 gtkhtml3 libofx libxml2 pango swig
Debian 6.0 squeeze 2010-05-28 4.2.4 1.8.10 2.28.1 2.24.1 2.20.1 1.6.8 1.8.7 2.3.21 2.6.4 2.18.7 2.24.3 0.8.3 1.14.18 3.28.3 0.9.0 2.7.7 1.28.0 1.3.40
Debian 5.0 lenny 2009-2-14 3.2.6 1.6.4 2.22.0 2.16.6 2.12.12 1.6.8 1.8.5 2.3.20 2.6.2 2.18.5 2.20.1 0.6.3 1.14.8 3.18.3 0.9.0 2.6.32 1.20.5 1.3.36
Debian 4.0 etch 2007-04-08 2.2.3 1.2.4 2.16.1 2.12.4 2.8.20 1.6.8 1.8.1 2.3.17 2.6.0 2.12.1 2.14.1 0.2.1 1.14.3 3.12.1 0.8.2 2.6.27 1.14.8 1.3.29
Debian 3.1 sarge 2005-06-06 na na 2.8.1 2.6.4 2.6.4 1.6.7 2.3.17 2.4.2 2.8.2 2.8.1 na 1.11.1 3.2.5 0.7.0 2.6.16 1.8.1 1.3.24
Ubuntu 10.04 2010-04-29 4.2.3 1.8.10 2.28.1 2.24.0 2.20.0 1.8.7 2.3.20 2.6.4 2.18.6 2.24.3 0.8.1 1.14.16 3.29.6 0.9.0 2.7.6 1.28.0 1.3.40
Ubuntu 9.10 2009-10-29 4.1.2 1.8.8 2.28.0 2.22.2 2.18.3 1.8.7 2.3.20 2.6.4 2.18.6 2.24.2 0.7.8 1.14.15 3.28.1 0.9.0 2.7.5 1.26.0 1.3.36
Ubuntu 9.04 2009-04-23 3.7.2 1.8.6 2.26.0 2.20.1 2.16.1 1.8.5 2.3.20 2.6.4 2.18.6 2.24.1 0.6.6 1.14.11 3.26.0 0.9.0 2.6.32 1.24.1 1.3.36
Ubuntu 8.10 2008-10-30 3.5.1 1.8.0 2.24.0 2.18.2 2.14.4 1.8.5 2.3.20 2.6.3 2.18.5 2.24.0 0.6.3 1.14.8 3.24.1 0.9.0 2.6.32 1.22.2 1.3.35
Ubuntu 8.04 (LTS) 2008-04-24 3.3.0 1.6.0 2.22.0 2.16.6 2.12.9 1.8.3 2.3.20 2.6.2 2.18.4 2.22.1 0.6.1 1.14.7 3.18.3 0.9.0 2.6.31 1.20.05 1.3.33
Ubuntu 5.10 2005-10-13 1.5.99 1.0.2 2.12.0 2.8.3 2.8.6 1.6.7 2.3.17 2.5.1 2.12.1 2.12.0  ?? 1.12.3 3.6.2/3.8.1 0.8.0 2.6.21 1.10.1  ??
Ubuntu 5.04 2005-04-08  ?? 0.3.0 2.10.0 2.6.3 2.6.4 1.6.7 2.3.17 2.5.1 2.10.3 2.10.0  ?? 1.11.1  ?? na 2.6.17 1.8.1  ??
Gentoo 2010-05-29 4.2.0 1.8.8 2.26.2 2.22.4 2.18.6 1.8.5 2.3.20 2.6.4 2.18.6 2.24.2 0.6.6 1.14.15 3.26.3 0.9.1 2.7.7 1.24.5 1.3.36
Gentoo 2005.1 2005-08-08 1.0.8 0.4.0 2.10.0 2.6.5 2.6.8 1.6.7 2.3.17 2.5.1 2.10.3 2.10.0  ?? 1.12.1  ?? 0.7.0 2.6.19 1.8.1  ??
Gentoo 2005.0 2005-03-28 1.0.4 0.3.0 2.8.1 2.6.2  ?? 1.6.7 2.3.16 2.4.0 2.8.1 2.8.1  ?? 1.10.0  ??  ?? 2.6.16 1.8.0  ??
Slackware 13.1 2010-05-29 na 1.8.8 na 2.22.5 2.18.9 1.8.7 2.3.20 2.6.4 no no no 1.14.16 no no 2.7.6 1.26.2 1.3.38
Slackware 10.2 2005-09-14 na na na 2.6.6 2.6.10 1.6.7 2.3.17 2.4.2 no no  ?? 1.12.1 no no 2.6.22 1.8.2  ??
Slackware 10.1 2005-02-07 na na 2.6.2 2.6.4 2.6.7 1.6.5 2.3.16 2.6.0 2.6.1 2.6.1  ?? 1.9.1 no no 2.6.16 1.8.1  ??
FreeBSD 2010-05-29 4.2.4 1.8.10 2.28.1 2.24.1 2.20.1 1.8.6 2.3.21 2.6.4 2.18.7 2.24.3 0.8.4 1.14.18 3.30.1 0.9.1 2.7.7 1.28.0 1.3.39
FreeBSD 5.4 2005-05-09 no 0.4.0 2.10.0 2.6.3 2.6.4 1.6.5 2.3.17 2.5.1 2.10.1 2.10.0  ?? 1.11.1 3.6.1 0.7.0 2.6.18 1.8.1  ??
Distribution aqbanking cairo gconf2 glib2 gtk+2 guile libart2 libglade2 gnomeprint gnomeui goffice libgsf1 gtkhtml3 libofx libxml2 pango swig

References

Debian packages: http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages

Ubuntu packages: http://packages.ubuntu.com/

Fedora packages: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packages

Gentoo packages: http://packages.gentoo.org

FreeBSD ports: http://www.freebsd.org/ports/

Slackware packages list (13.1): http://www.slackware.com/releasenotes/packages13.1.php

openSUSE packages: http://packages.opensuse-community.org/