Introduction to libgsf

The libgsf package contains libgsf-1 libraries. These are useful for providing an extensible input/output abstraction layer for structured file formats.

Package Information

libgsf Dependencies


GLib-2.12.12, libxml2-2.6.31, and XML::Parser-2.34


PyGTK-2.10.6, GConf- (required to build the gsf-office-thumbnailer program), GNOME Virtual File System-2.18.1 and libbonobo-2.18.0 (required to build the library which provides GNOME-2 support), and GTK-Doc-1.8

Note: you should build the library if you plan on building GnuCash-2.2.4 or Gnumeric-1.8.2 with GNOME support.

User Notes:

Installation of libgsf

Install libgsf by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

Running make check will build a battery of test programs which are built using the just-created libgsf-1 library. All the programs should build successfully with no errors displayed.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3: Pass this parameter to the configure script if you have GNOME-2 installed so that the GConf schema files are installed in the correct location.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild the API documentation.


Installed Program: gsf, gsf-office-thumbnailer (optional), and gsf-vba-dump
Installed Libraries: libgsf-1.{so,a} and optionally, libgsf-gnome-1.{so,a}
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libgsf-1 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gsf

Last updated on 2008-03-09 18:59:14 -0500