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-8.0 platform.

Package Information

Gnumeric Dependencies


GOffice-0.10.33 and Rarian-0.8.1

Recommended Runtime


DConf-0.26.0 (to prevent some test failures), gobject-introspection-1.50.0, PyGObject-3.22.0, Valgrind-3.12.0 (for some tests), dblatex (for PDF docs), libgda, Mono, pxlib, and Psiconv

User Notes:

Installation of Gnumeric

Install Gnumeric by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr  &&

This package must be installed before the test suite is run.

Now, as the root user:

make install

To run the tests, issue make check. Tests should be run from an active X session, and DConf-0.26.0 should be installed to prevent some failures. The valgrind tests are known ot fail.

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-1.12.33, ssconvert, ssdiff, ssgrep, and ssindex
Installed Libraries:,, and several plugins under /usr/lib/gnumeric/1.12.33/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-1.12.33.


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 2017-02-21 13:10:36 -0800