[Scribus] Scribus 1.3.4 in Ubuntu amd64 repositories

John R. Culleton john
Mon Aug 6 13:44:44 CEST 2007

On Monday 06 August 2007, Craig Ringer wrote:

> There should be no need to build Scribus from source. You can if
> you like, but it's probably nicer to use packages to do the job.
One of the strengths of Linux is the ablility to go forward and 
backward thorugh versions of a package by downloading tarballs and 
copiling them.  Packaging systems just get in the way, as the instant 
case clearly illustrates.  

I use Slackware and often the packages in the latest Slack 
distribution are behind the latest stable release.  Using a source 
tarball or its equivalent to upgrade is my usual practice, whether it 
is Scribus (not included in Slackware BTW) TeX (I use the annual 
TeXLive distro) Inkscape or whatever.  I would not want to be limited 
to what happened to be available in a  Linux packaging system, 
Slackware's or anyone else's. 

John Culleton
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