[scribus] Announcement: Scribus 1.3.9 released

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Sun Dec 5 14:09:55 CET 2010

>>  2. $ sudo mkdir /scribus1.3.9   (this is where it will be installed)
> Remember what I said about fool proof? Can you clarify for me, where do
> I create that directory?
> Is it:
> 1. /scribus-1.3.9
> 2. /home/scribus-1.3.9
> 3. /home/username/scribus-1.3.9
> 4. /home/username/Downloads/scribus-1.3.9
> Maybe I was over thinking it , but lacking further clarity, I went with
> option 1.

He said it.. you did it.. its just a place to install it. it could be
/home/username/apples/oranges/pears as long as you keep using the same
destination/install directory.

>>  3. $ sudo chown username:username /scribus1.3.9 (replace username
>> with your username, gerard?)
> That's new. Did it.
Permissions to the install dir will help a lot.

>  5. $ bzcat scribus-1.3.9.tar.bz2 | tar xv
> the line command I used previously was 
> tar -xvf scribus-1.3.9.tar.bz2
> Ran your suggestion instead.
tar requires -j, so -jxvf to extract a .tar.bz2 file
>>  6. $ cd scribus-1.3.9
> I was a bit stumped at this point. (I'm an idiot, remember?) All I've
> effectively done is to unzip the file I downloaded. I note that created
> a directory at
>  /home/username/Downloads/scribus-1.3.9
> So now I have two scribus-1.3.9  directories.
> Anyway, I changed directory to  /home/username/Downloads/scribus-1.3.9
>>  7. $ cmake .  -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/scribus1.3.9 -DWANT_CAIRO=1
> I get the following error:
> CMake Error: The source directory "/scribus-1.3.9" does not appear to
> contain CMakeLists.txt.
> Specify --help for usage, or press the help button on the CMake GUI.
> So I moved to the top level directory /scribus-1.3.9 and tried the same
> command.
> Same error.

Try putting the . at the end:


A better suggestion would be to have a build directory, then your build files wont end up in the tarball's extracted files.

mkdir /home/username/Downloads/scribus-1.3.9-build
cd /home/username/Downloads/scribus-1.3.9-build
cmake -DWANT_CAIRO=1 -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/scribus1.3.9 /home/username/Downloads/scribus-1.3.9
make install


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