[scribus] no odt support???

Craig Bradney cbradney at zip.com.au
Thu Jun 26 23:06:45 CEST 2008

> The wiki tends to bury a leaf in a forest, with all kinds of
> strategies which the end user has no need of. Indeed the whole cmake
> process fixes problems that I don't have. For all my app software I
> put each new version in its own directory. Then I compile it. The
> older executable is renamed. The newer one is copied
> to /usr/local/bin. Right now I have in that /usr/local/bin:
> scribus (
> and
> scribus11 (
> Both work now.

You cant just do that and expect it to work.. the plugins are built for a 
particular version.. copying just the executable wont work properly, plus the 
executable has the paths you set with configure or cmake for plugins stored 
in it.. use make install, not copy (unless you copy the whole tree to the 
install location which is rediculous).

> The directory "local" means just what it says. Software that comes
> with Linux is in /usr/bin. Software that I install resides
> in /usr/local/bin.  That is where you will find executables for
> Scribus, Gimp, Inkscape, two flavors of COBOL and so on. It is on the
> search path for everyone. Going down a third level to /home/whatever
> is overkill for a single user machine.  Suppose I sign on as root?

Why would you want to run Scribus or Gimp or Inkscape etc as root?

> Then the Scribus program becomes invisible.

Thats part of the idea. You dont want to run any of these apps as root, unless 
of course you want to run under the Windows philosophy.


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