[scribus] Idiot wants to build 1.5.0 from source

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Mon Jun 20 22:55:17 UTC 2011

> On Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:46:40 -0400
> John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> dijo:
>>On Monday, June 20, 2011 12:02:53 pm Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>> we hashed through this a little while ago in a different
>>context, but
>>> the only way you are going to make this script run is as
>>root, and
>>> probably not a good idea to be root when you don't
>>absolutely need to be.
>>The script runs overnight using the cron facility. Cron
>>runs as root.
>>I have another script which updates 1.4.0 overnight. I call
>>the rsulting executable scrib4.  Currently it yields 1.4.0
>>RC 5. You might want to do somethng like this instead of
>>waiting for Fedora to update. It might be a long wait.
> John,
> When I was writing the subject line of my initial post it occurred to
> me to send it just to you directly rather than to the list. But then I
> decided you would surely weigh in anyway, and there might be some
> other
> idiots like me trying to figure out how to do it.
> Now to the point: I am also using Fedora and, like Greg, stuck at
> 1.3.9.* While I want to play with 1.5.0, I'd also like to get 1.4.0
> RC5
> (and later RCs and the final).
> *I have even posted on the Fedora forums asking why they won't put the
> latest in updates-testing, let alone the regular repos. I had one
> response that Scribus was "unverified." Like, what? It's *testing*,
> fer
> cryin' in yer beer. Whoever is in charge of the testing repository
> needs the proverbial 2x4 treatment.
> So can you please tell me again about your script to build 1.4.0, as
> well as your 1.5.0 script. But note that I'd like to do it manually
> from
> time to time, not via cron as you do. I find that cron is
> incronprehensible. (Sorry.) Unless there's a GUI for it maybe. No, I'd
> still like to do it manually.
> And if I'm going to build 1.4.0 RCx, then I can uninstall 1.3.9, so
> the
> only conflict avoidance issue will be between 1.4.0 RCx and 1.5.0.

Hi again,

I think you are making a mountain out of a molehill!

Just do as the wiki and other people have said, especially build it in
a separate directory. Build it in your home directory as Greg
suggests, that way there is no chance of "doing damage"

Just try it, you don't have to delete other instances. Might be worth
while hanging onto them for a while so you don't run into
comparability problems with older sla files?

Don't do it by JohnC's script till you have done it the wiki way, then
you will know what's going on.


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