Introduction to GNOME Calculator

GNOME Calculator 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.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.4 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Calculator Dependencies


GTK+-3.24.8, gtksourceview-3.24.11, itstool-2.0.6, and libsoup-2.66.2


User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Calculator

First apply an upstream fix to prevent a type mismatch flagged as an error by vala-0.44.x:

sed -e 's/token_list\.copy()/token_list.copy_deep((CopyFunc) Object.ref)/' \
    -i lib/equation-parser.vala

Install GNOME Calculator by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


Installed Programs: gcalccmd and gnome-calculator
Installed Library: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/help/*/gnome-calculator

Short Descriptions


is the official calculator of the GNOME Desktop.


is a command line version of gnome-calculator.

Last updated on 2019-05-01 12:14:16 -0500