Moneydance Unix Installation
Note: If applicable, please use the specific installation instructions for Linux or Solaris.
To install Moneydance on Unix-like systems, first download the moneydance_other.tar.gz file.
Next, make sure that you have Java 1.3 or higher installed. If you don't already have Java 1.3 or higher installed, you can download it for free from java.com.
In a terminal window, un-pack the file into a directory on your system like so:
%> gunzip moneydance_other.tar.gz
%> tar xf moneydance_other.tar -C /usr/local
This will create the /usr/local/moneydance directory. We use /usr/local as an example, but Moneydance can be installed in any location.
Create a symbolic link named "jre" in the /usr/local/moneydance directory that points to the location of Java on your system. For example, if your java executable is at /usr/j2se/bin/java then you should create the link like so:
%> cd /usr/local/moneydance
%> ln -s /usr/j2se jre
You can now run Moneydance by executing the 'moneydance' script in the new
To make starting Moneydance from the command line easier, you can create
a symbolic link in your path that points to the moneydance startup script:
%> cd /usr/local/bin
%> ln -s /usr/local/moneydance/moneydance moneydance
For your convenience we have provided a moneydance.xpm file that can be used
with a desktop icon for launching Moneydance from a GUI such as KDE or GNOME.
6) If you find Moneydance useful, please purchase
a license. You can purchase a license online by clicking here.