[Scribus] Version mixup on Ubuntu

John Culleton john
Wed Feb 13 23:02:51 CET 2008

On Tuesday 12 February 2008 11:03:00 pm Michal Blazejczyk wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using the latest Ubuntu, and I'm getting Scribus
> from the following repository:
> http://debian.scribus.net/debian gutsy main non-free
> The problem is that I have two Scribus icons in the
> Applications menu:
>   -, 07 August 2007, Build ID: C-C-T-F-A
>   - 1.3.4, 27 May 2007, Build ID: C-C-T-F-A
> This is most likely due to the fact that I have two
> Scribus packages installed: scribus and scribus-ng...
> My mistake  :-)
> Anyway...  Without realizing it, I've been using
> version 1.3.4 lately (and swearing at its instability).
>  From reading this mailing list I no wknow that this
> is an unstable version.  Question: is there any way
> I can salvage the document I created in 1.3.4 and
> migrate it back to
> Another question: I would like to upgrade my "scribus"
> package to the latest version.  But when I open Synaptic,
> I don't see neither or  How do I then
> get the latest version(s) on Ubuntu?
> Best,
> Michal Blazejczyk
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I suspect you can't use your 1.3.4 document in 1.3.3.x. But you probably can 
go forward to 1.3.5svn and  rescue it there.  That is a long process and 
requires that you get cairo2-dev and python-dev. I just went through all that 
on Kubuntu unstable.  The compile takes hours.  But it seems to work. 

John Culleton
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