[Scribus] INkscape Friendly Linux Distribution _OT
John R. Culleton
Mon Mar 6 15:12:48 CET 2006
On Monday 06 March 2006 02:51, Lars Behrens wrote:
> on Saturday 04 March 2006 23:24 John R. Culleton wrote:
> > I have run Slackware since the floppy disk days but now it seems
> > to be running out of steam in the DTP area. In particular
> > several attempts to install Inkscape have failed. I know that
> > several users of Scribus also use Inkscape. So my question is:
> > whoat distro comes with Inkscape or is a capable host for
> > Inkscape? How about Debian?
> I'm running Slackware 10.2 with Inkscape 0.43 and Scribus 1.3.2 here.
> Don't remember if I had a problem in installing these versions, but I
> would say that the effort in changing your distro will surely overweigh
> the effort of installing a few missing libraries (if there are any)
> Cheerz Lars
After several misfires and partial solutions, a person from the
alt.os.linux.slackware internet newsgroup suggested a workable
and easy solution. I installed a version of the Gnome desktop
called FRG Gnome that includes several packages, including
Inkscape. These programs also showed up on my KDE menus. This is
FRG Gnome is a special edition of the desktop customized to work
with Slackware, which is going to drop Gnome altogether soon.
An earlier, partial solution was to install Inkscape on a Debian
parition I have, but don't use. Then I addressed the Inkscape on
that partition from my Slackware/KDE desktop. Inkscape ran but
gave warning messages about missing functions.
I am told that Inkscape is very sensitive about having the same
versions of libraries installed as it was originally compiled
Thanks to all who responded It has been an informative thread.
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