[scribus] Announcement: Scribus 1.3.9 released

Randolph Bentson bentson at holmsjoen.com
Sun Dec 5 18:41:05 CET 2010

On Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 12:50:32PM +0000, Gerard Cunningham wrote:
> 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.

I recommend creating directories

Fetch tarball, zip file, etc. into the first;
extract contents to the second, where you compile;
and install into the third.

Make sure your PATH environment variable includes an entry for
the latter.  This is generally done with entries such as
  export PATH
in your shell start-up scripts such as .bash_profile.

If you're interested in maintaining multiple versions of
some program, rename the bare executable to a name with
its version , e.g., "scribus" to "scribus-1.3.8", before
installing the latest with the bare name.

Randolph Bentson
bentson at holmsjoen.com

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