[scribus] Ping Oleksandr Moskalenko re SK1

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Wed May 28 07:32:26 CEST 2008

John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Tue, 27 May 2008 11:14:11 -0700 (PDT)
> avox <avox at arcor.de> dijo:
>> John Jason Jordan-2 wrote:
>>> I understand Oleksandr is familiar with SK1, an image editing program.
>>> I discovered SK1 while searching for something that will open
>>> CorelDRAW .cdr files. 
>> There's also UniConvertor from the same authors as sk1. See also our GSoC
>> project:
>> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/GSoC_2008_Accepted_Applications#UniConvertor_and_GraphicsMagick_integration
> Andreas,
> It sounds like Scribus eventually will benefit greatly from
> UniConverter and ImageMagick. 
> In the meantime, I cannot install UniConverter (or anything else on the
> SK1 site) for the same reason I cannot install SK1 - that is there are
> no 64-bit .deb files, and no instructions for how to install from
> source. There is an python install script that I tried to run. It ended
> in about a dozen error messages. SK1 appears to be installed, but it
> won't launch, and there are no error messages when I try to launch it
> from the command line.
> In the meantime I tried to take my CorelDRAW clipart CD to the
> university, but university computers don't have CorelDRAW installed. I
> thought I remembered that Illustrator can open .cdr files, but the
> current version on the university computers cannot. Finally I asked on
> a local Linux e-list that I subscribed to and found someone who had an
> old Windows computer with CorelDRAW installed. I sent them the file and
> they converted it to Adobe Illustrator format for me, so now I have
> what I need.
> SK1 or UniConverter would have saved me a lot of hassle if only I could
> figure out how to install one of them.

A work around that might help when you run into these 32 vs 64bit binaries.
1. If you have a 32bit binary install it with the dpkg -i 
--force-architecture nameofpackage.deb
2. If you need to compile it, and only 32 bit instructions are available 
setup a 32bit chroot and do all the building and installing there.


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