Installing Skrooge

It is recommended that you install Skrooge using your distribution packaging system. If for any reason you would like to compile and install Skrooge by yourself, this chapter contains all necessary steps.


Skrooge uses several components you need to install in order to compile it:

  • sqlite3: a lightweight SQL database. Skrooge files are sqlite databases.

  • libofx: a library to handle OFX file format. OFX is a standard XML format for financial exchanges.

  • qca: Qt™ Cryptographic Architecture. Used for password protection.

Compilation and Installation

In order to compile and install Skrooge on your system, type the following in the base folder of the archive, where the third step must be done as root if you are installing in a system folder:

$ cmake . -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix`
$ make
$ make install

Since Skrooge uses cmake you should have no trouble compiling it. Should you run into problems please report them to the authors.