[scribus] mysterious bootlog file

Craig cbradney at zip.com.au
Wed Aug 19 07:21:08 CEST 2009

Jeffrey Silverman wrote:
> 1) How did you create the file in the first place?
> "BOOTLOG.DAT...which I created to keep a log of ..."
> 2) Do other apps ask for this file ever?
> 3) Try deleting the .scribus directory equivalent for Windows. (I
> don't know what this called on Windows, but on Linux it is
> "/home/username/.scribus".) On Windows it is probably "C:\Documents
> and Settings\username\scribus" or maybe "C:\Documents and
> Settings\username\.scribus" but I don't use Windows. And then
> restarting Scribus
> #3 is prolly yer best bet
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 8:59 PM, Robert Marma<robert_marma at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hello again,
>>  At the risk of bothering you once again, I am writing to the group with yet another problem.  I recently installed version and am slowly delving into the intracies of using the app.  However, I have noticed what I hope is merely a minor anomaly.  Before the application window and the New Document dialog appear it asks for a file called BOOTLOG.DAT, which I had on my system before I used my Asus recovery disc to reinstall Windows XP.  The file, which I created to keep a log of boot dates and times at bootup, should not be there now, since I never reinstalled it after reinstalling Windows.  However, the real questions are: (1) "Why is Scribus asking for this file in the first place?" and  (2) "If Scribus really needs such a file, should I re-install the one I had?"
>>  I apologize if I am bothering you with what might appear to be trivial problems, but please bear in mind that I am a Scribus "Newbie".
>>  Thanks again for your time and patience.
>> Bob

Scribus does not look for such a file, and does not contain
"BOOTLOG.DAT" in its sources.. feel free to check them out from SVN at
any time.

$ grep -R BOOTLOG.DAT Version133x/*

or for that matter for Version135:
$ grep -R BOOTLOG.DAT Version135/*

or trunk:
$ grep -R BOOTLOG.DAT trunk/*


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