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Old 01-08-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
primorec
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How to install gnumeric on CentOS 6.x (x86_64) and remain sane


A) become 'root'
B) download RPMs
C) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...6.1.x86_64.rpm
D) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...as6.x86_64.rpm
E) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...6.1.x86_64.rpm
F) install downloaded RPMs
G) rpm -i goffice-0.8.12-1.puias6.x86_64.rpm
H) rpm -i gnumeric-1.10.10-1.puias6.1.x86_64.rpm
I) rpm -i gnumeric-plugins-extras-1.10.10-1.puias6.1.x86_64.rpm
J) exit 'root'
K) enjoy
 
Old 01-09-2012, 03:39 AM   #2
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none of the above

gnumeric should be in the cent6 base install or rpmforge repo
Code:
yum install gnumeric
 
Old 01-09-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
none of the above

gnumeric should be in the cent6 base install or rpmforge repo
Code:
yum install gnumeric
Correct!
 
Old 01-09-2012, 06:48 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by primorec View Post
A) become 'root'
B) download RPMs
C) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...6.1.x86_64.rpm
D) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...as6.x86_64.rpm
E) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...6.1.x86_64.rpm
F) install downloaded RPMs
G) rpm -i goffice-0.8.12-1.puias6.x86_64.rpm
H) rpm -i gnumeric-1.10.10-1.puias6.1.x86_64.rpm
I) rpm -i gnumeric-plugins-extras-1.10.10-1.puias6.1.x86_64.rpm
J) exit 'root'
K) enjoy
Sorry, this is a recipe for insanity, As pointed out above, (as root)
Code:
 yum install gnumeric
is the sane way to do this
 
Old 01-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
none of the above
hmmmm.... really ?? Are you sure ? Is your statement based on the verifiable data or you just pulled it out from your a..

Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
gnumeric should be in the cent6 base install or rpmforge repo
Code:
yum install gnumeric
Ok, let's do some small analysis and verification of your bold statement.

My system: Freshly installed CentOS 6 with ALL updates

List of the repos used for the search:

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, protectbase, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: linux.mirrors.es.net
* extras: mirror-la.7x24web.net
* rpmforge: fr2.rpmfind.net
* updates: mirror.5ninesolutions.com


Lets see if there is anything related to the 'gnumeric' in any of the listed repos.

First, let us count all the packages in ALL repos.
Code:
[me@localhost ~]$ yum list | wc -l
10618
How many packages are in 'base' repo and in 'rpmforge' repo ?
Code:
[me@localhost ~]$ yum list | grep base | wc -l
5322
[me@localhost ~]$ yum list | grep rpmforge | wc -l
3460
Is there a package called 'gnumeric' in any of the repos listed above ?
Code:
[me@localhost ~]$ yum list | grep gnumeric
gnumeric.x86_64                         1:1.10.10-1.puias6.1     installed      
gnumeric-plugins-extras.x86_64          1:1.10.10-1.puias6.1     installed

Dear reader(s) (including John VV), as you can see, I did my home work before I wrote the initial post.
The package 'gnumeric' is not part of the repos 'base' and/or 'rpmforge'. I found it and install
it from the repository 'puias' and NOT from 'base' or 'rpmforge'.

Since I needed and wanted to have 'gnumeric' on my box, I googled a little bit and found
this repository.


Why did I write such a lengthy reply ?
The answer is very simple. Many people use www.linuxquestions.org as a source
for the solution for their real problems with Linux. Half cooked replies (aka not verified replies)
reduce the usefulness of the site.

Last edited by primorec; 01-09-2012 at 10:33 PM.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 10:42 PM   #6
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Correct!
As long the 'base' repo or rpmforge repo contain the desired package, you are right.
Since I could find 'gnumeric' in those repos I searched for the solution for all the people who did their home work and could not find it.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 10:59 PM   #7
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Sorry, this is a recipe for insanity, As pointed out above, (as root)
Why are you saying this ? Are you able to install the package into /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin as a regular user ?
Please, share with us (or, at least, with me) the secret. Thanks in advance.

Or, you think that this sequence of command is significantly better than the original one ? Please, educate me.

A) download RPMs
B) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...6.1.x86_64.rpm
C) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...as6.x86_64.rpm
D) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...6.1.x86_64.rpm
E) install downloaded RPMs
F) become 'root'

G) rpm -i goffice-0.8.12-1.puias6.x86_64.rpm
H) rpm -i gnumeric-1.10.10-1.puias6.1.x86_64.rpm
I) rpm -i gnumeric-plugins-extras-1.10.10-1.puias6.1.x86_64.rpm
J) exit 'root'
K) enjoy



Quote:
Originally Posted by RockDoctor View Post
Code:
 yum install gnumeric
is the sane way to do this
Yes, this ___is___
Code:
yum install gnumeric
the sane way to do it, as long the package exists in the repository. In this case, it does NOT.

Last edited by primorec; 01-09-2012 at 11:03 PM.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 06:13 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by primorec View Post
A) become 'root'
B) download RPMs
C) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...6.1.x86_64.rpm
D) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...as6.x86_64.rpm
E) wget http://puias.princeton.edu/data/puia...6.1.x86_64.rpm
F) install downloaded RPMs
G) rpm -i goffice-0.8.12-1.puias6.x86_64.rpm
H) rpm -i gnumeric-1.10.10-1.puias6.1.x86_64.rpm
I) rpm -i gnumeric-plugins-extras-1.10.10-1.puias6.1.x86_64.rpm
J) exit 'root'
K) enjoy
I could not install gnumeric using yum install gnumeric. I then followed each step as you have listed here and it worked. Thanks!
 
Old 06-28-2017, 10:09 AM   #9
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Thumbs down Not part of CENT OS 7

Gnumeric is not a package available for me in Cent OS 7. Thank you for the advice; It worked perfectly.

People can be a bit of a jackass sometimes by saying "Uhh just do sudo yum install gnumeric" ... I think as linux users that is the first thing we try. Coming to a forum like this to ask for help and getting responses like that is very immature and unprofessional.

For anyone still looking for help, go to this link:

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs.../gnumeric.html

The repos are updated and everything works there.

Last edited by InstaSteve; 06-28-2017 at 10:12 AM. Reason: Adding link
 
  


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