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A couple of things:

1.- On the "Build instructions" section, it is mentioned that the --enable-hbci and --enable-mt940 options must be added to the configure script. The --enable-hbci option is self explanatory, but why is the --enable-mt940 necessary? Could someone add a short note explaining what this option does?

--enable-mt940 adds importing of "mt940" files and has the same requirements as --enable-hbci, so it doesn't add additional requirements as long as --enable-hbci is switched on. The switch is a temporary one - it will disappear in the next major gnucash release as it has been removed in SVN-trunk already. --Cstim 05:04, 13 November 2006 (EST)

2.- Under the same section it is advised to edit the Debian changelog as follows:

$ debchange --nmu 'Enable HBCI support'

with the following note:

<quote>The version of your packages will be higher than the version of the packages in the Debian archive. This will prevent apt from installing Debian's own packages when you next upgrade. </quote>

Please someone correct me if I'm wrong (my knowledge of Debian packages is still not as good as I'd wish), but will this not prevent the package from being marked as upgradeable? Under some circumstances, someone might want to upgrade the package or to notice that there is a possibility to upgrade it. I found the following link discussing how to version non-maintainer packages very informative and I think it might be useful to mention an alternate way of doing this:

I don't understand that section as well, but I don't use Debian, so this doesn't count. If you think the sentence there is not completely accurate, feel free to add more explanation there. --Cstim 05:04, 13 November 2006 (EST)

I updated and rewrote the page. I tested these install instructions on ubuntu edgy, and added a few words about ubuntu. I also tried to explain the section about package version numbers a little better. If anyone still doesn't understand, I will try and make it more clear. Wuzzeb 04:10, 18 December 2006 (EST)