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-8.2 platform.

Package Information

Gnumeric Dependencies


GOffice-0.10.38, itstool-2.0.4, and Rarian-0.8.1

Recommended Runtime


DConf-0.26.1 (to prevent some test failures), gobject-introspection-1.54.1, PyGObject-3.26.1, Valgrind-3.13.0 (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-0.26.1 should be installed to prevent some failures. The valgrind-sstest is known to 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-1.12.38, ssconvert, ssdiff, ssgrep, and ssindex
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libspreadsheet-1.12, /usr/lib/gnumeric, /usr/lib/goffice/0.10/plugins/gnumeric, /usr/share/gnumeric, /usr/share/help/{C,cs,de,es}/gnumeric, and /usr/share/pixmaps/gnumeric

Short Descriptions


is a symlink to gnumeric-1.12.38.


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.

contains the gnumeric API functions.

Last updated on 2018-02-25 17:46:34 -0800