Introduction to GNOME Calculator

GNOME Calculator is a powerful graphical calculator with financial, logical and scientific modes. It uses a multiple precision package to do its arithmetic to give a high degree of accuracy.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.1 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Calculator Dependencies


GTK+-3.22.18, gtksourceview-3.24.3, itstool-2.0.2, and libsoup-2.58.2


User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Calculator

Install GNOME Calculator by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check. In 32bit systems, Number.float and Number.double tests might fail due to floating point round off errors, most likely in 32 bit systems.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanation

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: gcalccmd and gnome-calculator
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/{lib,share/help/*}/gnome-calculator

Short Descriptions


is the official calculator of the GNOME Desktop.


is a command line version of gnome-calculator.

Last updated on 2017-08-30 18:21:03 -0700