I cannot install and run downloaded .deb file in ubuntu17.04

I have downloaded gnumeric-common_1.12.9-1_all.deb and in order to install it I used; "sudo dpkg -i gnumeric-common_1.12.9-1_all.deb". It seems that the application gets installed because I get the following output: "(Reading database ... 254589 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack gnumeric-common_1.12.9-1_all.deb ... Unpacking gnumeric-common (1.12.9-1) over (1.12.9-1) ... Setting up gnumeric-common (1.12.9-1) ... Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:i386 (2.52.0-1) ... Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.52.0-1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-1) ...". However when I try to run gnumeric filename.gnumeric the response is The program 'gnumeric' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt install gnumeric.

I get errors when I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install gnumeric. That is the reason why I decided to download the .deb file. It seems that ubuntu 17.04 packages are not available any longer and the advice is to upgrade to 17.10. I cannot do that now. Is there another solution to install gnumeric without having to upgrade to 17.10?


I cannot install the application directly from ubuntu software by means of the ICON in the applications section.  I get: Detailed errors from the package manager follow:

apt transaction returned result exit-failed
Thank you
sunseApplication DesignerAsked:
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Has the system been rebooted since the installation?
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sunseApplication DesignerAuthor Commented:
Yes,  I have been using the system for a while now.  I found the solution here:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/91815/how-to-install-software-or-upgrade-from-an-old-unsupported-release
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Splendid.  Don't forget to close the question and assign yourself the correct answer.
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sunseApplication DesignerAuthor Commented:
I am closing this question
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sunseApplication DesignerAuthor Commented:
how do I close and assign to me the correct answer?
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