[Scribus] Scribus Digest, Vol 46, Issue 21

Oleksandr Moskalenko malex
Sun Dec 10 08:39:14 CET 2006

* Roger <hovergo at net-tech.com.au> [2006-12-10 12:11:57 +1100]:

> Roger,
> Scribus 1.3.3.x is available for Ubuntu Breezy/Dapper/Edgy as a "scribus-ng"
> package. See http://debian.scribus.net for the details. If that document is in
> any way unclear please email me and I will improve it. I only have i386
> packages in our upstream repositories. There is only a single contributed
> amd64 package for scribus-ng available in the Edgy repository. So, if you are
> running a non-i386 system then go straight to the "building from a source
> package for other debian-based distributions" section of the document.
> Regards,
> Alex, your friendly Debian/Ubuntu Scribus packager.
> Thank you Alex.
> I went to the site above, looked at 'Binary Packages scribus-ng (2 bugs 0,1,1,0) this seems to be a 
> text py file, I saved it anyway, but dont kow what to do with it.
> In source files
> I am at this time downloading  scribus-ng_1.3.3.5/dfsg-1.dsc but dont have a clue what it is, later 
> I will also ger ther .orig.tar.gz.
> Do I need the .diff.gz also.
> I clicked on the site above and went to a page which shows 2 files, one 'testing' and th other 
> 'unstable' I dont know what to do with these.
> Where would I get the CVS, can this be compiled in Breezy
> Apologies for being a dill, but I dont know which I should be downloading.
> Thanks again
> roger


I already compiled Scribus and built a package that can be installed on Breezy
straight up if you run an x86 system. You just add the repository addresses to
your /etc/apt/sources.list or in the synaptic if you are using graphic tools.

 deb http://debian.scribus.net/debian breezy main restricted
 deb-src http://debian.scribus.net/debian breezy main restricted
 deb http://debian.tagancha.org/debian breezy main restricted
 deb-src http://debian.tagancha.org/debian breezy main restricted

is what you should add to /etc/apt/sources.list or to the repository lines in
synaptic. Then you can just run 'aptitude update'; 'aptitude install
scribus-ng'. That's all. It's all automatic from there on as your package
manager will know if I make an update to scribus-ng and it will upgrade it
when you choose to.

If you really want to do a manual download it would be to get the .deb file.
Once you download it you could run 'dpkg -i scribus-ng....deb' and it would be

The only time you'd need the source files such as would be if you ran some other CPU
architecture, not intel hardware. In that case you'd change to root with 'su';
run 'apt-get build-dep scribus-ng' to get all the dependencies you need to
build from a source package; run 'apt-get source scribus-ng' to get the
source; change to the scribus-ng- directory; run 'debuild -us
-uc'. Once the build is done you'd change one directory up and run the same
'dpkg -i scribus-ng_.<whatever>....deb' command.


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