[Scribus] Scribus 1.1.7 only works as root, crashes with segfault as user

BandiPat magicpage91
Tue Jun 15 17:05:22 CEST 2004

Penelope Spencer wrote:
> Many thanks Rolf,
> I've tried this but unfortunatley it didn't work. Any other suggestions would be most welcome!
> Penelope.
> On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 12:48:44 +0200
> eilert-sprachen at t-online.de (Eilert) wrote:
>>Hi Penelope,
>>>I have installed Scribus 1.1.7 from source; I did the standard ./configure ; make ; make install, all as root.

I think you might have misread Rolf's mail.  The reason your install of 
Scribus won't run for the user is because you built it as root!  In 
compiling a file, you MUST perform the first two commands as USER in 
your shell, not ROOT!  You can always check your status in the shell 
with the command "whoami".

So if you just open a shell window, you are using it as user and should 
then perform:

After these two processes complete, you then log in as root with the 
command "su" and then give your root password.  This gives you temporary 
root privileges to that shell and allows you to then finish the install 
with "make install".  You have to be root to install the files into root 
directories, like /usr/local, otherwise you'll get an error if you try 
this as user.

Once built and installed in this manner, any user should be able to use 


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