How To Install gnumeric on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install gnumeric on Debian 10. gnumeric is spreadsheet application for GNOME - main program

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install gnumeric on Debian 10.

What is gnumeric

Gnumeric is a spreadsheet application that interoperates well with other spreadsheets. It comes with plugins that enable it to deal with commonly used spreadsheet file formats. . The following formats can be imported and exported:

  • Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP (.xls);
  • Microsoft Excel 95 (.xls);
  • OASIS XML, OpenOffice.org XML, StarOffice (.sxc);
  • Comma/Character Separated Values (.csv);
  • Data Interchange Format (.dif);
  • Applix version 4 (.as). . Additionally, the following formats can be imported:
  • GNU Oleo (.oleo);
  • Linear and integer program expression format (.mps);
  • Lotus 1-2-3 (.wks, .wk1);
  • MS MultiPlan SYLK (.sylk);
  • WordPerfect family “Plan Perfect” (.pln);
  • Quattro Pro (tm);
  • XSpread or SC;
  • XBase (.dbf). . Gnumeric can export to LaTeX 2e (.tex), TROFF (.me) and HTML as well. . Gnumeric should be easy to use, in particular for users familiar with Excel. . Gnumeric is a GNOME application. GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) is a user-friendly set of applications and desktop tools to be used in conjunction with a window manager for the X Window System.

There are three ways to install gnumeric on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install gnumeric Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install gnumeric using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install gnumeric

Install gnumeric Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install gnumeric using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install gnumeric

Install gnumeric Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install gnumeric using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gnumeric

How To Uninstall gnumeric on Debian 10

To uninstall only the gnumeric package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove gnumeric

Uninstall gnumeric And Its Dependencies

To uninstall gnumeric and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gnumeric

Remove gnumeric Configurations and Data

To remove gnumeric configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge gnumeric

Remove gnumeric configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove gnumeric configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gnumeric

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install gnumeric on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.