[scribus] Trouble downloading Scribus

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Jun 26 22:01:03 CEST 2008

On Thursday 26 June 2008 03:36:15 pm Enzo wrote:
> Hi,
> seems there are much more problems with this.
> Most links, news and info pages on the official site link to the
> version
> I am also in need of the version very badly (the story
> editor bugs makes the version almost unusable) but there
> are no Ubuntu packages until now.
> Hardy (the actual Ubuntu) is not listed on the ftp/repository sites
> up to now. That is not a good sign. ;-(
> So I think they have some major bugs to fix, because nobody seems
> to have enough time to update the website or make packages. ...
> -> what will affect the Mac port also.
> Let's wait some days ... I hope

There is a secret hidden in plain view. If you have the fixings, such 
as gcc and cmake, on your system you too can compile from source. I 
may take a few tries until you get all the necessary bits and pieces 
downloaded with apt-get.  The apt-get packaging system on Debian 
family distros is superior, but it is not essential to success. Mac 
users basically have BSD and with a little work they too can compile 
from source.  It used to be easer in the old days (sigh) but it is 
still possible for most of us. 

See the previous thread about and the final solution.     

John Culleton
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