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-7.9 platform.

Package Information

Gnumeric Dependencies


GOffice-0.10.27 and Rarian-0.8.1

Recommended Runtime


DConf-0.24.0 (to prevent some test failures), gobject-introspection-1.46.0, PyGObject-3.18.2, Valgrind-3.11.0 (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 must be installed before the test suite is run.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you wish to test the results, first disable three tests which fail:

sed \
  -e '/\tt6500-strings.*/d;/\tt6506-cell-comments.*/d;/\tt6509-validation.*/d' \
  -i test/Makefile

then issue make check. Tests must be run from an active X session, and DConf-0.24.0 should be installed to prevent some failures.

Command Explanations

sed -e "s@zz-application/zz-winassoc-xls;@@" ...: This sed removes an 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-1.12.27, ssconvert, ssdiff, ssgrep, and ssindex
Installed Libraries:,, and several plugins under /usr/lib/gnumeric/1.12.27/plugins/
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libspreadsheet-1.12, /usr/lib/{,goffice/0.10/plugins}/gnumeric, and /usr/share/{,gnome/help,omf,pixmaps}/gnumeric

Short Descriptions


is a symlink to gnumeric-1.12.27.


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 2016-03-04 22:15:24 -0800