GnuCash 3.4 Released with Tons of Bug-fixes / Improvements

Last updated: January 2, 2019


Free accounting software GnuCash 3.4 was released a few days ago with tons of bug-fixes and improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10.

According to the release note, GnuCash 3.4 redesigned gnc-uri-utils, cleaned up more report code, improved toolbar buttons, text options widget, and fixed a large number of bugs.

How to Install GnuCash 3.4 in Ubuntu 18.04:

While GnuCash flatpak package is still at version 3.2, you can install the latest 3.4 release via an unofficial PPA for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.10.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut key. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sicklylife/gnucash

Type user password (no asterisks feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then either upgrade GnuCash via Software Updater, or install it via command:

sudo apt install gnucash


To remove GnuCash 3.4, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove gnucash

And remove the PPA via Software & Updates -> Other Software.


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3 responses to GnuCash 3.4 Released with Tons of Bug-fixes / Improvements

  1. Question: Does GnuCash contact their customers when they release a software update? I don’t have cloud computing software that automatically updates, but my provider does send me updates and a simple download portal so that my system is always up to date.

  2. Very nice article. But one need to give this following command before install, otherwise apt-get will install the old version of GNUCash.

    > sudo apt update

    It is necessary to install the following package for the documentation

    > sudo apt install gnucash-docs

    • I think the docs are installed automatically with
      sudo apt install gnucash
      Am I wrong?