[scribus] Installing Scribus 1.3.8 not as Admin on Windows gives error

Julian Robbins julian.robbins at q-par.com
Wed Sep 1 13:58:05 CEST 2010


Although I normally use Linux, I had to install 1.3.8 for Windows today 
and found errors when I tried to install it as a normal user. I 
recognise that installing software as a normal user isn't good practice, 
but sometimes it works fine, sometimes you must have administrator 
rights. In this case, beacuse there were no complaints during and after 
installation you believe the software is ok to install as a normal user.

Installing as a normal user appeared to go fine until I started the 
installed application the first time, where I got the following error :-
'This application failed to start because the application configuration 
is incorrect. Reinstalling the applicatin may fiux the problem'/

I reinstalled with exactly the same thing occurred.

Logging in as administrator and installing and running the app as admin 
it all worked fine, but after logging back in as a normal user again the 
menu icons weren't present for the normal user, although the app ran 
fine running from scribus.exe in windows explorer (I've seen this before 
sometimes when installing 1.3.3.x too)

I think the Scribus Windows installer could do with a warning that you 
must have admin privs or login as an administrator to install, otherwise 
you could end up with lots of confused users who will just go elsewhere 
as it doesn't appear to install correctly ...

Kind Regards,

Julian Robbins

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