Bug 128829

Summary: Bad: The "gnumeric" package is missing
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: Need Real Name <riches>
Component: gnumericAssignee: dff <dff>
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Version: 3.0CC: caolanm, rdieter
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Description Need Real Name 2004-07-30 03:29:27 UTC
gnumeric is a package that has been part of Red Hat Linux up through
Red Hat Linux 9.  It is now missing.  Many of our users have come to
depend on this package and have a lot of data in gnumeric data files.

The spreadsheet option in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 appears to be
"oocalc", part of the OpenOffice suite.  Oocalc cannot import gnumeric
spreadsheet files, rendering existing data not only useless but
unrecoverable.

Given the long history of gnumeric with respect to Red Hat Linux, we
expect to see it as a part of the distribution.  At this point we have
many upset users who cannot get at important data.  We are being
forced to bring back a system running (unsupported) Red Hat Linux 9.

Comment 1 Dan Williams 2004-07-30 13:53:43 UTC
over to caolan

Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2004-08-04 15:43:08 UTC
Not a technical flaw, gnumeric was not shipped with RHEL3.

Comment 3 Jeremy Dreese 2004-09-08 14:45:32 UTC
I would like to second this comment.  Our users too rely on gnumeric
and now that we've switched to RHEL, they still need gnumeric
(particularly for backword compatibility).  I suppose this is really a
request for enhancement, not a "bug".

Comment 4 dff 2004-10-29 21:38:26 UTC
We currently support OpenOffice.org as our spreadsheet solution, and aren't
planning to add support for gnumeric to RHEL 3 or future RHEL releases at this time.

Comment 5 borchers 2006-09-26 03:04:28 UTC
How come gnumeric is listed as being in RHEL 4 (according to the release notes)?
 It doesn't seem to appear in the actual distribution.