[Scribus] Installation Issues with Scribus 1.1.4

Steve Herrick steveh
Fri Jan 9 20:15:15 CET 2004

Hugh Esco wrote:

> Hey folks:
> Hope this is the right place for these questions.

Hey, Hugh, good to see you here. We can always use more Greens using
OSS, and Scribus specifically. And, yes, this is the place for 
questions. The IRC channel is #scribus on irc.freenode.net. You need to 
authenticate, though.

> Yesterday, I attempted to install Scribus 1.1.4 on a Debian Woody 
> machine upgraded with the Testing version of the packages.
> ./configure bombs out at: checking for libz... configure: error: not 
> found. Check your installation and look into config.log
> What does that mean and what do I need to do about it, please? 
> apt-get install didn't work for me.  Debian's packages database is 
> still down and I don't know what package name I should be asking for 
> to satisfy this libz dependency.

I've had good luck finding obscure libraries at www.tuxfinder.com. The
search interface is a bit misleading (the search field in the left
column is not the one you want, but will take you to the one you want,
but you have to enter the search text again), but it's the fastest way
to find things none the less.

> Other questions:
> I have these libraries newly installed: /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 
> /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6.3.5
> I'm currently running Scribus 1.0.1, which works fine, but crudely.

That was months and months ago, and at the pace Scribus is improving,
that's eons. To see what I mean, check out the changelog at scribus.net. 
If you know CVS - which I didn't until Scribus made it worth my while - 
then I highly recommend the latest version, 1.1.5cvs. Instructions are 
on the site.

> hesco at biko:~$ gcc --version 2.95.4
> I'd be reluctant to upgrade gcc for fear of breaking other 
> applications on this machine which provides production services to 
> our Party.  Is it possible to have two versions of gcc running on the
>  same machine?  How necessary is it to run the later versions of 
> these?

Pretty necessary, as I understand these things. I'm reasonably sure two 
versions can co-exist.

> Could I possible compile the application somehow on another machine 
> and then port it over to this one?

You could just look for .deb files and save yourself the trouble.

Craig seems to have covered the rest.

Anyway, welcome again.


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