[Scribus] No "insert special"

ephemeron ephemeron
Mon Nov 17 14:50:07 CET 2003

On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 09:50:36 -0500,
Peter Linnell wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-11-15 at 07:59, Wolfgang Pagel wrote:

> > I use Scribus 1.1.2 for Debian Sid with german interface
> > language.  (I got the .deb from
> > http://debian.chutelibre.org).  In the "Extras" menue I find
> > only "Silbentrennung" and "Bild?bersicht".  I miss "Insert
> > special" (or the German equivalent).  How can I get it?
> > Maybe I have to edit the sribus.rc file.  But in which
> > manner?  Can anybody help me?
> > 
> Are there any errors in the console like "Can't find plug-in" ?

I remember this problem from the last Debian Scribus package I
had installed.  This doesn't occur when I install Scribus from

I haven't been using "official" package lately, since it tended
to be fairly out-of-date.  But I suspect the missing plugins
problem is really a packaging fault.  AFAICT in creating binary
packages, the Debian build system does a "dummy" install into (a
relative directory like) ./debian/tmp and then zips that up.
Scribus might be looking for its plugins in the packager's
./debian/tmp, or else the plugins failed to install in
./debian/tmp and thus were never packaged in the first place.

A command like "dpkg --contents scribus*.deb | grep charselect"
should check if the latter is the case.

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