[Scribus] 1.2.3 / 1.2.4 / 1.3

Owen rcook
Sat Oct 1 05:46:17 CEST 2005

On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 18:35:40 -0400
stu seven <stu7seven at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Since I have installed Scribus (from Debian)
> all these are newer... especially, I was interested
> in the OpenOffice Writer import... but, after
> several times trying to install this, too many
> libraries not with my Debian CDs.
>   Here is my question really... if I download
> all the required files, then, can I install these
> with my existing packages, or will they cause
> some conflict ? Could I for instance, make a
> little directory just for new packages, and
> still run my older applications ?

 The theory of backward capability suggests that you shouldn't break anything by upgrading libraries, the practice maybe a little different though, particularly if the newer package is buggy

>   Sorry about this... Im sure it is a newbie
> question... but I don't want to ruin what is
> there already. Thanks to all Scribus developers...
> use it all the time... terrific.

Download and unpack any Scribus

After unpacking, run  ./configure --help

You will then see all the configure options, for example

                          use python installed in pythondir
  --without-python     Do not compile the Scripter Plugin
  --with-qt-dir=DIR       where the root of Qt is installed
  --with-qt-includes=DIR  where the Qt includes are.
  --with-qt-libraries=DIR where the Qt library is installed.

So it is possible to make your own little directory for some libraries/programs as they will be built into the configure script.

For others, it possibly becomes a bit more trickier because you have to have to set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PKG_CONFIG_PATH and perhaps play with /etc/ld.so.conf

If you do a configure of 1.2.4, what are you missing?


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