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

Allan agander93 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 09:37:52 UTC 2012

On 24/04/12 03:29, Jack wrote:
> 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.

This is way outside my tiny area of expertise, but one final thought.

Firefox is not KDE, so it could be a KDE thing.  Can you access the site 
with konqueror or rekonq?


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