PSA: GnuCash 5.0 w/Financial Quotes

For those using gnucash, the financial quotes stopped working with today’s upgrade. The usual gnucash-cli --quotes throws a bunch of errors about missing perl modules. However, the usual fix of sudo gnc-fq-update does not work.

To complete the upgrade, run gnucash-cli --quotes info and look for the missing perl modules. Most of these modules do not have Arch/AUR packages available, so they will need to be installed by hand. After opening a root shell, I used the command perl -MCPAN -e shell then installed the required modules.

For example, if you’re missing the HTML::TokeParser::Simple module, run:

sudo su -
perl -MCPAN -e shell
install HTML::TokeParser::Simple

For information on installing other modules, look here: