Introduction to Gnumeric

The Gnumeric package contains a spreadsheet program. This is useful for financial analysis.

Package information

Gnumeric dependencies


Python-2.4, PyGTK, libgnomedb (requires libgda), pxlib and Psiconv

Installation of Gnumeric

Install Gnumeric by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$GNOME_PREFIX \
    --localstatedir=/var/lib --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&
make &&
make install &&
ln -s $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/help/gnumeric \

Command explanations

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts ScrollKeeper files in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.

ln -s ...: There's a bug in the program that calls Yelp from the main menu causing the help function to be unavailable. Creating this symlink allows Yelp to find the help files.


The Gnumeric package contains gnumeric (a symlink to gnumeric-1.4.1), ssconvert and numerous filters, plugins and GNOME components.



gnumeric is GNOME's spreadsheet application.


ssconvert is a command line utility to convert spreadsheet files between various spreadsheet file formats.

Last updated on 2005-01-06 08:31:17 -0700