[Kmymoney-devel] Problem updating prices (host not found)

Jack ostroffjh at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 24 02:29:33 UTC 2012

On 2012.04.23 19:45, Allan wrote:
> On 23/04/12 23:46, Jack wrote:
>> I just added a new security, and it failed to retrieve a price for  
>> it.
>> My first thought was I had mistyped the symbol, but instead I  
>> actually
>> read the error message: "Unknown host finance.yahoo.com: Host not  
>> found"
>> which is very strange, since I can ping that host or see it fine in
>> Firefox. It was working fine yesterday. I assume one of my system
>> updates messed up something - it looks like Perl's Finance::Quote got
>> reinstalled about a week ago, but is that even used to get Yahoo  
>> quotes?
>> Where else should I look?
>> Thanks for any clues.
>> Jack
> I'd powered down for bed but thought it worth asking.  I assume  
> you've checked another security on yahoo, just in case, and have  
> checked your KMM settings for sources, and perhaps the KMM resource  
> file where they're kept?

Sorry if I wasn't clear.  I'm quite sure the problem has nothing to do  
with any particular security - same error for any of them.  The source  
definition looks OK - it looks to me like it's failing to get a good  
DNS lookup for finance.yahoo.com, which is why I don't suspect KMM  
itself, but some lower level network utility, or perhaps something in  
the way KMM calls it.  Again, the error is "Unknown host  
finance.yahoo.com: host not found" but that is the right host, and I  
can get to it just fine with Firefox, so DNS resolution does work OK.

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