[scribus] portable Scribus

GianLuca Sarto glsarto at tiscali.it
Tue Jul 28 14:57:45 CEST 2009

Greg, Owen,

thanks for your help.

I had tried almost anything:
 From command line with console - no way, doesn't even open the console
New user after having renamed the user's folder something else, - it 
crashes with exception violation.

Now, I cannot see why the same folder structure works on usb and not on 
the user's desktop.
There must be something that is being written somewhere... but where?

Last time I dealed with a similar problem, i.e. Scribus didn't start, I 
had a vision and renamed a folder removing blanks from it.
That fixed it, but now...


Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Owen wrote:
>>> hi All,
>>> one user of an XP pro pc cannot start Scribus [] anymore.
>>> Nothing happens, no error messages.
>>> I tried to delete the .scribus folder with no success.
>>> Other users of the same pc can start and use Scribus without a hitch.
>>> To let the user work with Scribus, I downloaded portable Scribus
>>> [] on an usb key.
>>> The user can run Scribus from the usb key, but if she copies the
>>> folder
>>> from the usb key to her desktop, it won't start..
>>> What the hell is going on?
>>> We like Scribus, but is pretty unpredictable... should we go back to
>>> Adobe gear?
>> And if you change user it works perfectly well from that computer?
>> I suggest it has absolutely nothing to do with Scribus, but all to do
>> with the upgrade you did. I am not familiar with Windows stuff, but it
>> sounds to me as though you have done something to the user that stops
>> it from accessing the system.
>> If the "other user" works ok, would it be possible to back up all
>> "fawlty users" data, create new user, check that Scribus works, remove
>> "Fawlty user" and then create ne "Non_Fawlty user"
>> Nothing to do with Scribus IMHO
> This sounds like my situation where I work. I don't have privileges to 
> load programs or save data, at least in certain ways, yet I can run 
> Scribus from a usb key, as long as I save documents to the key. So 
> someone needs to look at this worker's privileges. As Owen says, this 
> doesn't sound like a Scribus problem.
> Maybe you need to abandon Windows for Mac or Linux gear. :D
> Greg
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