[Scribus] Scribus 1.3.4 in Ubuntu amd64 repositories

John R. Culleton john
Sun Aug 5 14:33:29 CEST 2007

On Sunday 05 August 2007, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Aug 2007 14:40:24 +0930
> Samps <carlos at unplugd.com> dijo:
> > On Sunday 05 August 2007 13:05, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> > > When I applied the change
> > > the lines text became stacked halfway on top of each other.
> > > Then I went back in and changed the leading back to 30 points,
> >
> > I might be able to help....
> >
> > I've found that the text appears stacked when changes to size and
> > leading is done in the text editor, but not when the changes are
> > applied through the properties toolbox (F2).
> >
> > Try using the text editor only for minor changes to, otherwise
> > imported text, and only for textual changes. When you have the
> > right content in your textframe hit F2 to call up the properties
> > toolbox. On the toolbox' text tab, set desired parameter for size
> > and leading.
> > Another 'feature' makes sure that these values are reset to
> > something other than what you chose the next time you enter the
> > properties for text, but I find it a minor nuisance.
> Thanks for the suggestions.
> I;ve decided I don't have a beta tester mentality. I want my
> back.
> Unfortunately, it is no longer in the Feisty amd64 rrepositories.
> I've been searching all over the net for a .deb file for,
> but I can't find it. I did find an amd64 .deb for, but the
> file wouldn't install. I found source files for, but there
> ought to be a .deb out there somewhere.
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One of the problems I have with Ubuntu and with all similar Linux 
distros is that they do not teach you how to download, compile and 
install a program suite the old-fashioned way. So forget about 
apt-get and all that for the moment, 
cd to /usr/local,
 go to the Scribus site,
 download the source tarball for the version you want in /usr/local, 
unzip it (gunzip filename.gtz),
 untar it (tar xvf filename.tar), 
go to the directory thus created  and run the following commands:
make install

Once you have this routine down pat you can use any version of any 
program. You are no longer tied to Ubuntu's apron strings. Ubuntu is 
easy to install but just as in Windows you pay a price for that ease 
of use, loss of control and freedom. But there is an escape hatch. It 
is still Linux and yiou can still take charge of the system. 

John Culleton
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If you don't read you don't succeed.
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