[scribus] Idiot wants to build 1.5.0 from source

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Mon Jun 20 03:38:36 UTC 2011

On Sun, 19 Jun 2011 22:41:26 -0400
Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> dijo:

>On 06/19/2011 10:33 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
>> I've been using Linux for years, but have never actually compiled a
>> program. Now I want to build the current 1.5.0 on Fedora 14, x86_64.
>> I found this page with instructions:
>> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Official:Compile_with_CMake
>> I installed Cmake 2.8.4-1.fc14.
>> Then the instructions say "Let's assume the following: *Scribus
>> source is in a directory like /home/username/scribussource/." I
>> created the folder, but I can't figure out what files are needed for
>> the "source" or where to get them. I guess I'm supposed to know what
>> source files look like, but I don't. Can someone point me in the
>> right direction?

>Here is a better page:
>with more up to date details.
>You will need to have subversion so that you can download the source, 
>unless you get a tarball from downloads.

OK, I read the new page, and I have installed everything that was
listed there (I think). Subversion and most others were already
installed and the latest version. I did install GraphicsMagick*,
python-imaging-devel, cups-devel and cairo-devel.

I definitely want the WANT_VERSIONING option because I have 1.3.9
installed and don't want to mess it up.

Unfortunately, the link to the http: page for the source does not work,
and Firefox pukes up the svn: link "the protocol svn is not associated
with any program ..." Silly Firefox. So I still don't know what the
source files are or where to get them.

I also found this page:


But I couldn't figure out what the directory structure was referring

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