[scribus] Idiot wants to build 1.5.0 from source

Jan Schrewe jschrewe at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 22 12:37:06 UTC 2011

On 22 June 2011 09:01, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 22:35:50 -0700
> John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> dijo:
> >Finally it all finished and I think 1.5.0 is installed. However, it did
> >not create a launcher and I don't know the name of the executable, so I
> >have no way to run it. From the command line "scribus" just launches
> >1.3.9. Does anyone know how to run my new Scribus?
> Looking at /usr/local/scribus_svn/bin/ there is an executable with the
> name "scribus." Launching it starts Scribus 1.3.9. Its properties says
> it is owned by root. Launching it from the command line as root gives
> me:
> [root at Devil8 bin]# scribus
> No protocol specified
> scribus: cannot connect to X server :0.0
> The properties for the executable only say that it is owned by root;
> there is no further information about the file.
> You can safely run programs owned by root as a non root user as long as
other users have the permission to run them.

The error means that you run your X server as a non root user and have not
allowed programs running as a different user to connect to it.

Try running scribus with your normal login and start it from an X terminal
and everything should be fine.
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