[scribus] Installing 1.3.8 or 1.3.9

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Tue Dec 28 09:17:41 CET 2010

hi ian,

> I'm still having problems getting the latest Scribus installed. I 
> upgraded to Mint 9 but no 1.3.8 was available. So I changed to Kubuntu 
> 10.10 - still no 1.3.8. So I went back and reloaded 10.04 and after a 
> battle got 1.3.9 working!!
> However the OpSys install was not good and Dolphin was crashing all 
> the time, my Database was running very slowly and my Desktop was 
> blank. I tried to fix Dolphin but got to a stage when the whole system 
> was just freezing. So I reinstalled from the original CD but now the 
> instructions I used a week ago will only bring down 1.3.5!! I've 
> Googled all over the place but all I can "see" here is 1.3.5 and I 
> MUST have 1.3.8 or 9 to open my files.

i have only one hint: don't fight against your package manager. if the 
gods behind your distribution don't provide what you have seen 
elsewhere, stick with what they provide.

if there are simple and safe ways to get something shiner and newer, go 
that path, but don't try to apply random tricks: it will screw your 
system. sooner or later.

for ubuntu, there is a simple trick and you already got the correct link 
from greg: read that page and you will have 1.3.9 working in 5 minutes!

all this does not apply if you use slackware and compile yourself the 
development branch 1.5svn...


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