Installing Gummi in openSUSE 12.2

Since yesterday i started using LaTeX. So i was searching which LateX editor fix better in my needs. After searching and testing i use Gummi. Let’s see what is going on :

What is Gummi?

Gummi is a LaTeX editor for the Linux platform, written in C/GTK+. It was designed with simplicity in mind, but hopes to appeal to both novice and more advanced LaTeX writers. Gummi was released as free opensource software under the MIT license. [1]

Installing Gummi

In order to install Gummi in openSUSE you have to install the following packages :

– gummi (by typing sudo zypper in gummi , in the terminal)


After installing the gummi package , i couldn’t execute gummi and saw the follwoing  error message

“Failed to execute child process “enchant-lsmod” (No such file or directory)”


The solution to this problem is to install the following packages  :

– enchant (and 5 sub-packages)  [2]

– enchant-devel

– libenchant1 [3]

After installing them , Gummi will work fine!





4 responses

  1. Etam

    It’s enough to install enchant-tools package.

    December 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    • Etam

      Anyway thanks for info about gummi. I didn’t knew about it and it looks great 🙂

      December 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm

  2. Christian Boltz

    The “problem” section translates to a bug in the package – missing dependencies. I didn’t find a bugreport, therefore I just created it:

    January 1, 2013 at 3:42 pm

  3. Atri Bhattacharya

    I am about to submit as an online-update of version 0.6.4 for gummi that fixes this
    problem; there should be no need to install enchant-tools actually, it is a bug
    in gummi version 0.6.3 that is fixed in 0.6.4. Could someone test (uninstalling
    enchant-tools from his system and installing gummi version 0.6.4 from
    obs://Publishing) if this update fixes the issue all right?


    January 7, 2013 at 10:13 am

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