[Scribus] Scribus in Ubuntu Egy

Oleksandr Moskalenko malex
Fri May 18 20:48:39 CEST 2007

* Roger <hovergo at net-tech.com.au> [2007-05-18 11:16:46 +1000]:

> On my hard disk I had Fedora Core 6 and a working Scribus
> I installed Ubuntu Edgy generic from Canonical over the top of FC6 leaving the 
> /home partition and all the working software untouched.
> Blender and other software works  well with the change , Scribus does not.
> What can be the reason/s for this please.
> I have used apt-get to install lcms and now am out of ideas.
> Do I have to delete that version of Scribus and apt-get install another version.

Hello Roger,

Since you primary system now has Ubuntu libraries the scribus that you
probably compiled by yourself under FC6 cannot run because it was compiled
against different libraries. You have a couple of options now:

1. Remove the directory where you installed scribus previously and use
aptitude, synaptic, or apt to install the "scribus" package from our
repositories thus switching to automatically getting updates when we issue
them without a need to compile and install your own scribus instance. See
and http://debian.scribus.net.

2. Download the scribus tarball and compile your own scribus instance
again. See http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Building_CVS_versions_with_CMake
for more information.

> Reason for this is I am introducing a number of friends to Scribus on Edgy
> and ran into a difficulty or two.
> --   Having to long distance teach them gedit to alter the repository 
> information in /etc/apt/sources.list, scary stuff for mortals.
> --  There is mention of Scribus problems in edgy on the web and this may scare 
> my newbies away.
> Are there successful Scribus-on-Edgy users out there, what did you do to achieve 
> successful use, which version of Scribus do  you use.
> Roger

We (i.e. I on behalf of Scribus Team) maintain our own Debian/ubuntu scribus
package archive just so that the Debian/'buntu users wouldn't have to go
through the hassle of compiling and maintaining their own scribus
installations. I currently support the three main Debian branches -
unstable/testing/stable and three most recent Ubuntu releases - Feisty, Edgy,
and Dapper.

You should save your own time and effort and get your newbie friends to use a
graphical package manager i.e. synaptic or Adept or whatever else Ubuntu is
pushing these days. I personally use aptitude on Debian, but that's a matter
of individual preference I suppose. If you tell them to use synaptic or adept
they won't ever have to edit /etc/apt/sources.list. This page -
explains the process using Adept with screenshots to make it easier. Please
note that screenshots use dapper and you should use edgy as explained in

If you run into any troubles while going along with the above documents or
have more questions please reply to the list, contact me directly, or join the
#scribus IRC channel on freenode where you can get real-time help.



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