Introduction to gcalctool

gcalctool is a powerful graphical calculator with financial, logical and scientific modes. It uses a multiple precision package to do its arithmetic to give a high degree of accuracy.

Package Information

gcalctool Dependencies


libgnomeui-2.10.0 and ScrollKeeper-0.3.14

Installation of gcalctool

Install gcalctool by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome --localstatedir=/var/lib &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts ScrollKeeper files in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.


Installed Programs: gcalctool and gnome-calculator
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/apps/gcalctool, /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/schemas/apps/gcalctool, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/help/gcalctool, and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/omf/gcalctool

Short Descriptions


is a desktop calculator for GNOME.


is a symlink to the gcalctool program.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600