[scribus] Omigod, RC5 is in Fedora 14 repos!

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Jun 27 16:21:11 UTC 2011

On Monday, June 27, 2011 09:13:38 am a.l.e wrote:
> hi malex,
> >   I have a script that runs each night
> > 
> > that automatically updates 1.4.0.
> could you please add a cron job which sends this message 
every night for
> 1.4 and for 1.5 (if possible two separated messages)?
> thanks
> a.l.e

This is pretty simple. I will explain this as if you were a 
neophyte, which of course you are not. But others will read 
this post. 

 I use a file in /etc/cron.daily which
means it automatically executes early in the day. It is 
possible that other versions of Linux do inot have such a 
directory. So lets deal with that problem first. On my 
Slackware Linux system there is a directory 
My crontab comes with a line that fires off the executable 
programs in this directory at 4:40 AM local time:
# Run daily cron jobs at 4:40 every day:
40 4 * * * /usr/bin/run-parts /etc/cron.daily 1> /dev/null
The command crontab -l will tell you if you have this line 
or not. If not it is simple to add with 
crontab -e
which allows you to edit the crontab file using your 
default editor (vim or whatever.)

The executable file in cron.daily is very simple. I call it 

So that is my solution on Slackware Linux. The crontab line 
is already there and the /etc/con.daily drectory is already 

Now if you just want to add a line to crontab and not 
bother with creating a directory etc. then a line in
crontab like ths will work:
40 4 * * * i/usr/local/scrib140

My script runs as root because that is what crontab runs 
as. It depends on the existence of file /usr/local/src/s140 
at a minimum. Otherwise the second line does terrible 
damage.  Here is scrib140 again
cd /usr/local/src/s140 #must exist!
rm -r *
cd ../
svn co svn://scribus.net/branches/Version135/Scribus s140
cd s140
cmake . -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/usr/local/scribus4_svn 
make install
cd scribus
rm /usr/local/bin/scrib4
ln scribus /usr/local/bin/scrib4


John Culleton

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