[Scribus] Re: Scribus installation under the home directory

Asif Lodhi asif.lodhi
Fri May 27 03:06:19 CEST 2005

Hi Craig,

Thanks for the prompt response and sorry for this late reply!  I
downloaded the latest GS from:


because having the latest GS is very much emphasized somewhere in the
Scribus docs.

This page has versions of ZLib and LibPNG that I don't have on my FC3.
 I have ZLib-, LibPNG-1.2.7 on my FC3 distribution.  I don't
know whether it would have made any difference had I not installed
these two tarballs.  But, anyway ...

Thank you all for the help,

On 5/24/05, Craig Ringer <craig at postnewspapers.com.au> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-05-24 at 21:46 -0700, Asif Lodhi wrote:
> > Thanks Owen and Craig,
> > 
> > I guess if I use configure's switches (--libdir, etc), I will have to
> > put all libraries in the directory pointed to by --libdir - if I
> > install more programs in the same tree that use the same libraries,
> > that is.
> Er... --libdir tells configure that you want Scribus to install its
> libraries there. --with-extra-libs is what you want to tell configure
> where to find additional libraries to use (you'll need
> --with-extra-includes too, usually). There is no requirement that
> Scribus's libs be installed where you're installing the other libs.
> > Do you know of any dependency querying tool that can help me
> > find out which library is being referenced by which program?
> `man ldd'
> > However, using the options --with-extra-libs and --with-extra-includes
> > in addition to using CPATH, LIBRARY_PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PATH
> > sounds closer to what I am trying to achieve.  I will try these and
> > get back if I have further problems, shall I?
> Yep.
> > ZLib and JPEG stock libraries do exist but the latest versions of
> > GhostScript/PSToEdit requires newer versions of these libraries, if I
> > recall correctly, that is.
> That's pretty weird ... zlib doesn't change much. Are you SURE it needs
> newer versions, rather than failing to find the installed ones because
> of missing headers? I've built gs 8.51 on my FC3 system without problems
> or complaints about library versions, though I haven't built PSToEdit.
> > BTW, where are LIBRARY_PATH, CPATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH documented?  IIRC,
> > I haven't seen them in the output of "configure --help".
> `info gcc' and look for the environment section.
> --
> Craig Ringer
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Best regards

Asif Lodhi

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