[scribus] Idiot wants to build 1.5.0 from source

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 23 18:14:17 UTC 2011

On 06/22/2011 07:26 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 15:02:06 +0200
> Peter Linnell<mrdocs at scribus.net>  dijo:
>>> 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).
>> There is a very simple solution to half this, at least the rc5 part:
>> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs/Fedora_14/
>> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs/Fedora_15/
>> Add these repos in /etc/yum somewhere
> I guess I don't understand "add these repos in /etc/yum somewhere."
> I have a folder /etc/yum.repos.d/. It contains half a dozen text files,
> each apparently containing the information for a particular repository.
> So I copied the link above for Fedora 14 into Gedit (as root) and saved
> it into /etc/yum.repos.d/. Unfortunately, that causes Yumex to hang on
> launch, with a clear error message that the culprit is the above repo
> file.
> There is a GUI: System>  Administration>  Software Sources but, unlike
> its counterpart that I recall from Ubuntu days, there is no Add button.
> It merely displays the repositories that are enabled and those that
> can be enabled (with a checkbox).
> Yumex also lists the repositories, and there are checkboxes to enable
> additional repositories, but still no Add button.
> If I use Firefox I can go to the URL and, indeed, all the rpms appear
> to be there. I downloaded the RC5 rpm, plus podofo and libpodofo. I
> installed the podofo rpms with rpm -i, but rpm -i won't install the
> RC5 rpm. It gives me pages of conflicts with 1.3.9.

Yes, this is a potential problem for this method. Given your struggles 
right now I don't think I would recommend removing your 1.3.9 so that 
you could install one of these.

I think it's better to persevere with this building issue until you get 
it conquered.


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