[Scribus] template problem in 1.1.3 / problem compiling 1.1.4

Brent Emerson brent
Sat Jan 24 04:15:54 CET 2004

I'm just starting to use Scribus - when I first heard of it I was
overjoyed that I would be able to use a GPL DTP app!  And it's come a long
way in terms of functionality.  Many thanks to the developers.

I'm using 1.1.3 on RedHat 9 and have two questions:

(1) I'm using templates to lay out a long document that has 6 types of
pages.  In Quark, I would create a 6 master pages and have the rest of the
document inherit from them - then I'd be able to fill the templated text
boxes on each page with different content.  In Scribus, I've created the 6
templates and created pages that inherit from the templates, but I can't
edit anything about the templated text and image boxes.  They're in the
right places, but I can't edit them to add content.  I can make new,
non-templated text/image boxes on the templated pages and edit those,

After trying for a bit, I thought that this might just be the way Scribus
templates are designed to work, but several tutorials seem to use
templates the way I want to - all instances of the template have boxes in
the same positions, but with different content.  What am I doing wrong?

(2) Hoping that a new version might fix the problem, I attempted to
compile 1.1.4 and got the following error long into the compile:

/usr/local/qt/bin/moc ./scribus.h -o scribus.moc
source='scribus.cpp' object='scribus.o' libtool=no \
depfile='.deps/scribus.Po' tmpdepfile='.deps/scribus.TPo' \
depmode=gcc3 /bin/sh ../admin/depcomp \
g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/usr/include/libart-2.0
-I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/local/qt/include -I/usr/X11R6/include
-DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT  -D_REENTRANT  -O2 -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new  -c
-o scribus.o `test -f 'scribus.cpp'
|| echo './'`scribus.cpp
scribus.cpp: In static member function `static void
scribus.cpp:7004: `alarm' undeclared (first use this function)
scribus.cpp:7004: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once for
   function it appears in.)
make[3]: *** [scribus.o] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/scribus-1.1.4/scribus'

Does this mean anything to anyone?

Brent Emerson

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