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-7.7 platform.

Package Information

Gnumeric Dependencies


GOffice-0.10.20 and Rarian-0.8.1

Recommended Runtime


DConf-0.22.0 (to prevent some test failures), gobject-introspection-1.42.0, PyGObject-3.14.0, Valgrind-3.10.1 (for some tests), dblatex (for PDF docs), libgda, Mono, pxlib, and Psiconv

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 to be installed before the test suite is run.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you wish to test the results, issue make -k check. Tests must be run from an active X session, and DConf-0.22.0 should be installed to prevent some failures. Even so, a few tests fail, some for known reasons.

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 (symlink), gnumeric-1.12.20, ssconvert, ssdiff, ssgrep and ssindex
Installed Libraries:,, several plugins under /usr/lib/gnumeric/1.12.20/plugins/, and /usr/lib/goffice/0.10/plugins/gnumeric/
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libspreadsheet-1.12, /usr/lib/gnumeric, /usr/lib/goffice/0.10/plugins/gnumeric, /usr/share/gnome/help/gnumeric, /usr/share/gnumeric, /usr/share/omf/gnumeric and /usr/share/pixmaps/gnumeric

Short Descriptions


is a symlink to gnumeric-1.12.20.


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 compare two spreadsheets.


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 2015-03-02 19:42:44 -0800