[Scribus] Questions from a newbie

Adrianna Pinska adrianna.pinska
Tue Feb 8 17:33:43 CET 2005

> My enthusiasm has been dampened slightly   having read the "Installation -
> Getting Started" section of Peter Linnell's online handbook and realising,
> that, as a Windows-based user, getting Scribus up and running on my system
> is not simply a matter of acquiring a Linux Live CD, downloading a version
> of Scribus, and then relying on a Wizard to install - or could I expect to
> find the various requirements listed by Peter (Qt, Freetype, Ghostscript
> etc) bundled with a Live CD?

If you are particularly interested in running Scribus from a Live CD
(and not installing Linux on your computer permanently), there are
many Live CDs which include Scribus - a search for 'scribus "live cd"'
on Google turned up several.  Distrowatch
(http://distrowatch.serve-you.net/), which endeavours to keep track of
Linux distros, shows you all the packages that a particular
distribution has, so you can check.

So you can try out Scribus without necessarily going all the way straight away.

I can't really say which of the available Live CDs is best for a new
linux user,  not having really looked at any of them.  I suggest you
try out a couple, if you can get hold of them.

I can also say that installing Scribus on Fedora Core 3 is completely
painless, since an RPM is available from one of the large third-party
repositories (DAG, I think).  So you can either download the RPM and
install it separately, or install it with a package management tool
like yum or apt-rpm if you have one set up.

(In my case, it was as easy as typing "yum install scribus" :) ).

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
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