[scribus] Upgrading of Scribus
John Jason Jordan
johnxj at comcast.net
Sat Nov 6 06:34:35 CET 2010
On Sat, 6 Nov 2010 14:52:02 +1030
"Ray" <risely at tadaust.org.au> dijo:
>New to Linux OS and at almost 78 am finding the transition from win XP
>a little difficult.
>I have Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop with Scribus 126.96.36.199 installed. Also
>I want to upgrade to 188.8.131.52. I have downloaded the file BUT how do I
>Synaptic Package Manager still only offers 184.108.40.206.dfsg-svn2 in its
>list for Scribus under the Graphics search.
>Version 220.127.116.11 appears with a file search on the laptop and it looks
>like I have unpacked it.
>I can't seem to access it however.
There is really little difference between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 - just
some bug fixes. Probably that's why Ubuntu hasn't added 126.96.36.199 to its
If you really want to install 188.8.131.52 do this:
1) Open Synaptic package manager and find 184.108.40.206. Mark it to
uninstall and then click on the Apply button. Close Synaptic package
2) Open a terminal window and navigate to the folder where the 220.127.116.11
file is located. Note: Be sure it ends with .deb. If it ends with .rpm
you downloaded the wrong file. To navigate to the folder the command is
"cd." Tip: In Linux you don't usually have to type the whole name of a
file or a folder; just type the first few letters and hit tab.
Once you are in the folder do "ls -la" which will show all the files in
the folder. Do this just to be sure you are in the right folder. Then
sudo dpkg -i <filename.deb>
Clarification for your education: The above command tells the program
dpkg to install the package <filename.deb>. Installing packages
requires root permission. On Ubuntu you can do things as root with the
sudo command, which will then ask for your root password before
Another clarification: There are two command line ways to install a
package; apt-get and dpkg. Apt-get goes out to an Ubuntu repository,
finds and downloads the package, and installs it. Dpkg installs a file
that you have on your hard disk.
I hope that resolves the issue for you.
I might also suggest (if you haven't already) that you familiarize
yourself and sign up for the Ubuntu forums. They are an awesome source
Welcome to Linux and Scribus!
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