I am trying to install GPredict but it requires a package called Goocanvas.

I tried sudo apt-get install goocanvas but the package couldn't be found:

Unable to locate package goocanvas

What is Goocanvas and how do I install it on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?


GooCanvas is a GTK+ widget that uses the Cairo to draw.

You can download version 2.0 from the link. You need goocanvas-2.0.0.tar.gz. After downloading extract the file and copy the content over to a directory and then run the install-sh script. Mind that there is also an install.sh script (see the INSTALL document for more).


First you need to update your packages and then install it by just typing:-

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gir1.2-goocanvas-2.0-9

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