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User Manual

HomeBank software comes with a built-in help system in html format. Once you have started the program, press F1.

You can also browse or translate the user manual online :

  • browse in English online
  • translate online into your language :  
    this uses (google translate).

Tutorials (non officials)

Community help

HomeBank project is hosted at LaunchPad, which is a unique collaboration and hosting platform for software projects.

> Search into the frequently asked question (faq)

If your question did not find a response from the faq, feel free to ask the community:
> Ask a question



HomeBank is free software and is released under the GPL License.


Please prefer the usage of Launchpad when you need some support for installing or using the software, also when you ask for an enhancement or a wish.

I develop and maintain HomeBank in my spare time, so please be patient when you email me to get a reply !

Contact email: myemail.


Compiling for GNU/Linux distribution

The compiling instruction will differ depending on the distribution you uses.


  • gcc
  • automake tools
  • libgtk2.0 development files
  • libofx
  • libofx development files
  • intltool (if you have problems with .po file compilation)

Debian/Ubuntu distribution

Here are the instructions for compiling on debian/ubuntu:

  • open a terminal
  • type:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev libofx4 libofx-dev intltool

  • uncompress the archive file:

    tar -zxpf homebank-x.x.tar.gz

  • move to HomeBank folder:

    cd homebank-x.x

  • type:

    ./configure --prefix=/usr

  • type:


  • type:

    sudo make install

Other distribution

  • install the requisites (see above)
  • open a terminal
  • uncompress the archive file:

    tar -zxpf homebank-x.x.tar.gz

  • move to HomeBank folder:

    cd homebank-x.x

  • type:

    ./configure --prefix=/usr

  • type:


  • type (as root):

    make install

Install on MacOSX

First, this is a third party port, so if you encounter problems installing HomeBank, in despite of the instuctions below, please try to get some help on macports, or brew or on a mac dedicated forum.

Using Homebrew package

  • install homebrew package manager using command in terminal
    $ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)"
  • and then install Homebank using command
    $brew install homebank

Using MacPort (install on Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

  • 0. Check X11 is installed, if not, you have to use your Mac OS X Installation DVD to install it
  • 1. Install MacPort: http://www.macports.org/install.php
  • 2.Start a Terminal
  • 3. Type: sudo port install homebank
    • This gives error "install-sh: Permission denied" as reported here: https://svn.macports.org/ticket/24431
    • The cause of error is that "install-sh" has no execute rights
    • To fix that problem, do three more steps:
    • 3a. Type: cd /opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_x11_homebank/work/destroot/opt/local/bin
    • 3b. Type: sudo chmod 755 install-sh
    • 3c. Type: sudo port install homebank
  • 4. Start Applications/Utilities/X11
  • 5. Type: homebank

When icons are missing (e.g. at the toolbar), do three more steps

  • Exit the HomeBank application
  • At Termnial, type: sudo port install hicolor-icon-theme
  • At X11, type: homebank

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