Cannot enter new investment. Ubuntu 18.04 / 5.0.0

Thomas Baumgart thb at
Sun Oct 21 15:40:50 BST 2018


On Sonntag, 21. Oktober 2018 15:21:18 CEST John Le Page wrote:

> I have recently upgraded my computer from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. 
> KMyMoney appeared to be working ok until I needed to add a new 
> investment.  All the fields for "Buy Shares" are filled in and the value 
> correctly computed from the number of shares and price but the only 
> option for action is "Cancel" . "Enter" and "Accept" remain greyed out.
> I did not want to post the screen publicly in a forum (I did register 
> and look for an answer) but can send you a screen dump. The version is 
> given as 5.00 from "Help" and 5.0.1-2 from the Ubuntu download.

The version mismatch is a known problem. You then have 5.0.1.

> If this reaches Thomas, I see my last questions were in 2011. I have 
> used KMyMoney without problems for years now and found it a great 
> program to use. Thank you for all your enthusiasm.
> Could it be a problem with the upgrade from 16.04 -> 18.04? Do I need to 
> do a clean install of 18.04?

No, apparently this is a problem of the KMyMoney version that came with 18.04 and has nothing to do with 18.04 itself. A new install will not help. I think it has been fixed in the meantime but don't find a reference to a documented bug right now.

Here's what you can try:

a) Make a backup of your data in case anything goes wrong
b) Download the KMyMoney appimage from
   This contains a nightly build of the master branch.
c) Make the file executable with "chmod +x kmymoney--.....appimage"
d) Execute it with "./kymoney--....appimage" from a terminal
e) Check if the problem persists or not and report back
f) Make the necessary changes and save the file
g) Check if your installed version still works

Hope that helps.

p.s. Guess your mail reached me :)



Thomas Baumgart       Signal, the better WhatsApp
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