Install GnuCash 2.6.17 via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

Last updated: April 4, 2019


GnuCash 2.6.17, the seventeenth maintenance release in the 2.6-stable series of the free financial-accounting software, was released 2 weeks ago. Now you can install it via GetDeb repository in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and Linux Mint 18.x.

GnuCash 2.6.17 fixed following bugs:

  • Relax the account type change restrictions. Prevent changing some Account Options if it has transactions.
  • Improve the styling of the table element used for foreign currencies in the Balance sheet report so they end up aligned with the other currencies.
  • link in github repo README file needs correction/editing
  • Add ‘transaction’ to the schema and document it in gnc-pricedb.h.
  • Fix that Online Banking Wizard Crashes for Windows (gnucash-on-windows)
  • Also separate translatable commodity namespace strings from those used in storage.
  • Transactions produced by Transfer Funds or Process Payment dialogs sort to beginning of day and do not honor NUM field for custom sorting.
  • Fix Stock Split Assistant crashes if you enter a New Price and that already exists in the Price DB
  • Fix gnucash-2.6.16 segfaults on startup
  • Fix typo in ‘import customers or vendors from text file’ dialog

How to Install GnuCash 2.6.17 in Ubuntu:

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run following commands one by one:

1. Add the GetDeb repository via command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

For Linux Mint 18.x, run following command instead to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

2. Upgrade GnuCash via Software Updater utility if you have a previous release installed:

upgrade GnuCash

Or install it via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gnucash


To remove GnuCash, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove gnucash

The GetDeb repository can be removed via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.


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One response to Install GnuCash 2.6.17 via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

  1. Thank you. The latest version of Linux Mint 18.3 still has GnuCash 2.6.12.

    I needed to run this command before step 2 so I wouldn’t get public key warnings:
    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –