[scribus] Trying to get 1.3.5 to put on Ubuntu machine

Henry W. Peters hwpeters at jamadots.com
Thu Aug 13 21:05:09 CEST 2009

StevenD wrote:
> Henry W. Peters wrote:
>> Henry W. Peters wrote:
>>> Antonio Roberts wrote:
>>>> Try http://www.getdeb.net/app/Scribus
>>> I downloaded at this address... worked fine. Question now for me (or 
>>> anyone) on Ubuntu 9.04, I assume you need/should to uninstall 
>>> Scribus v. (or whatever version one has), manually (i.e., 
>>> manual build does not do this), & can I do this through the 
>>> "Synaptic Manager"? & probably main question; is there need to also 
>>> install newer dependencies, ghostwriter, etc. ?
>> Well, I used 'GDebi Package Installer' once it was downloaded, to 
>> install Scribus 1.3.5 into my Ubuntu 9.04 system... this also, 
>> apparently, as far as I can determine, updated or removed the 
>> previous version ( & seems so far to be working well.
>> My initial question now is, what are the possibilities for different 
>> fonts (i.e., resources to look into)? Other than that, thanks much 
>> for the beautiful new/fresh looking program! & the Wiki pages are 
>> very helpful... to get one (re)started in doing work.
>> Henry
> I used the same (GDebi Package Installer) to get mine installed and 
> have also been wondering about other fonts. I guess I need to read up 
> on how to install fonts on Ubuntu. At least I hope there is something 
> that will address that issue. Anyway Scribus looks good so far.
> StevenD
For what it is worth, I have just found a font management program that 
looks promising... to my eye;  'Fontmatrix' at:


& there are explicit instructions for installation on debian/ubuntu 
Linux at:


This can also be installed from the 'Add/Remove' menu, but it is an 
older version, the newer one appears to be somewhat better worked out, 
from the limited testing I did, & read at the link above.

As I am aware that, at least on previous versions of Scribus, there are 
sometimes important font issues... I am now assuming if I run into some 
such difficulty, I can disable the offending critter/s with a 
fontmanager such as the one I mention, in Scribus? I did use, when on 
older Mac OS, years ago, Adobe ATM & another related such program, I'm 
for the moment, forgetting the name, which also did checking for font 
corruption/s, which in that Mac world, could be insidious problems... 
i.e., cause system crashes.


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