Introduction to Gnumeric

The Gnumeric package contains a spreadsheet program which is useful for mathematical analysis.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

Gnumeric Dependencies


GOffice-0.10.7 and Rarian-0.8.1


dblatex (for PDF docs), gobject-introspection-1.36.0, Guile-2.0.9, libgda, Mono, pxlib, Psiconv and PyGObject-3.8.3



Though only a run-time dependency, if you don't install the Yelp-3.8.1 package, the built-in help functionality in Gnumeric will not be available.

User Notes:

Installation of Gnumeric

Install Gnumeric by running the following commands:

sed -e "s@zz-application/zz-winassoc-xls;@@" -i &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package requires that it is installed before the test suite is run.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you wish to test the results, issue make check. 9 of the 14 tests will fail for various reasons, many more will be skipped because the xls files don't exist.

Command Explanations

sed -e "s@zz-application/zz-winassoc-xls;@@" ...: This sed removes invalid mime type from the .desktop file.

--enable-pdfdocs: Use this switch if you have installed dblatex and wish to create PDF docs.


Installed Programs: gnumeric, gnumeric-1.12.7, ssconvert, ssgrep and ssindex
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libspreadsheet-1.10, /usr/lib/gnumeric, /usr/lib/goffice/0.10/plugins/gnumeric, /usr/share/gnome/help/gnumeric, /usr/share/gnumeric and /usr/share/omf/gnumeric

Short Descriptions


is a symlink to gnumeric-1.12.7.


is GNOME's spreadsheet application.


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


is a command line utility to search spreadsheets for strings.


is a command line utility to generate index data for spreadsheet files.

Last updated on 2013-09-10 16:59:56 -0700