Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128829
Bad: The "gnumeric" package is missing
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:03 EST
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
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.
over to caolan
Not a technical flaw, gnumeric was not shipped with RHEL3.
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".
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.
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.