IRC Support

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/26/2012 - 11:21

For real-time help try IRC - you will usually find most of the core team hanging out at / #ledgersmb

The IRC channel is also bridged to the Matrix Network as #ledgersmb

There are people there who range from users to developers who are willing to help. We have agreed to adopt the Ubuntu code of conduct for our community. Please read it if you plan on joining us.

Please keep in mind that the community (especially the people you may need help from) are scattered around the world and will likely be in a different timezone to you.
This means that it can sometimes take quite a few hours before someone responds.
For email lists this is not a big problem, but if you are using IRC (directly or via a matrix guest session) you will need to stay connected until someone answers otherwise we have no way to contact you :-)

If you ask for help as a signed up Matrix user, please log back in and check for a response occasionally, we will always respond as soon as someone is available.

Pasting multiple lines

We also ask that you always use a paste site when pasting more than 2-3 lines.

Paste sites include:

  • - direct past url to #ledgersmb via irc boot
  • If you are using Matrix, pasting images and files will use a pastebin site (provided by matrix) automatically, but large blocks of text still need to be manually placed in a pastebin
Matrix vs IRC
  • Guest Access using the web client (with limited matrix features)
  • Easy account signup via
  • Room (Channel) history, even from when you are not online.
  • Still a few features not implemented in the Matrix => IRC bridge
    but they shouldn't affect most users
  • Inconvenient to change your NICK on the IRC side of the bridge
    You need to do this from a private chat with
  • It is currently almost impossible to authenticate on the IRC network (you shouldn't need to)
  • At this time you shouldn't use matrix to send any commands to the IRC network that contain sensitive information as they will be visible to all users in the matrix room

We suggest you create an account as that will allow you to log back in later to see our response to your question.

All in All, matix (using the IRC bridge) is possibly a better fit for many users.

Connecting to IRC
  • You can use a browser-based irc client to join the channel.
  • You can use a browser-based matrix client to join the channel.
    It defaults to guest access with reduced features, but it is trivial to sign up and get additional benefits like channel history and other things.
Dedicated IRC client

Ubuntu Installation Tutorial: LedgerSMB-1.3-SERIES

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Submitted by Chris Travers on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 02:11

(Open source accounting/ERP application on Ubuntu Oneric Ocelot Ubuntu 11.10)


Update: mai 2012

Note that Template::Latex is included in Template::Plugin::Latex which is now in Debian as
libtemplate-plugin-latex-perl.  (It has migrated to Debian Testing ('wheezy') and Ubuntu)

Migration from App X

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 16:11

App X could be Microsoft Money, QuickBooks, Sage, KMyMoney, Gnucash, Grisbi and others
Source: mail list: ledger.smb.user (Chris Travers and others)

With unknown programs you need to to find out:
1) How much data can you get out?
2) What database system does it use on the back-end?
3) If you cant export data, are there other means (i.e. custom ODBC
drivers, cvs export) that can access the info?

If you can get that information, you are about 50% of the way there.

How do I migrate from SQL-Ledger?

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 03/25/2012 - 01:59

A lot of people are wondering how to manage their migration to LedgerSMB from SQL-Ledger. While there is no one simple answer that will suit everyone's situation, there is some general advice.

First thing to know is - you are among friends. LedgerSMB is built on a community of people who want to see the software and it's users succeed. Information is freely shared, and as long as you are prepared to have a go at helping yourself, we are happy to jump right in and help you do that!

We now have a mailing list, whether you are actively working on migrating to LedgerSMB or even if you are staying with SQL-Ledger for now and want some friendly community support, join up the User List to get SQL-Ledger to LedgerSMB migration help

The best course of action depends on your situation:

Fedora 14 Installation: Install script

by Neon

I put together this bash script to install on a vanilla fedora 14 box. It assumes a bare-bones (i.e. not even postgresql or apache installed yet) box, but I don't see why it can't be used on a full-up install (it just won't install the dependancies that are already existing).

Anyway. Use, fold, spindle, mutilate, use as a basis for something else, feed it to your cat, whatever. You don't even need to give me credit.

You can find the script in this posting.

Installing LedgerSMB

So you have found LedgerSMB and need some help installing it.
Well you have come to the right place.

Depending on the version you are going to install, there may be a couple of different places to get instructions, we will list the official ones first, and further down the page, any additional resouces people tell us about will be listed.

Printing of document

LedgerSMB failed to print to printer. I did the following changes in, :-

#open( OUT, '>', $form->{OUT} ) or $form->error("$form->{OUT} : $!");
#by fhng
# 16/4/08
open( OUT, "|$form->{OUT} >/dev/null 2>&1") or $form->error("$form->{OUT} : $!");

Then, it print.

Also, the error message is not helpful, e.g. if LATEX is not installed, printing will fail with out much debug info but just display Error