[scribus] Scribus 1.4.1 on FreeBSD 10: error importing images

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Mon Aug 27 14:44:00 UTC 2012

On 25/08/2012 09:52, Erich Dollansky wrote:

> Hi,
> I was playing a bit and found a solution. I do not know if this
> solution will continue to work after moving the file to other machine.
> On Sat, 25 Aug 2012 15:17:59 +0700
> Erich Dollansky <erich.lists at ovitrap.com> wrote:
> When I change:
>>          PFILE="../../../../../../../../usr/usr/home/Projekte/ALO/Documents/Descriptions/Graphics/Library/ALO-2-Maldives.png"
> to
>>          PFILE="/usr/home/Projekte/ALO/Documents/Descriptions/Graphics/Library/ALO-2-Maldives.png"
> it works even after the file is moved to another machine.

There would be something to be said for allowing absolute paths be 
recorded in .sla files. They don't seem to be even if you write (in 


as the file name.

It would be even more cool to be able to record the path to another 
machine so you could specify the path to a server which has the pictures 
on it, e.g.


I appreciate this will be somewhat OS dependent, and there may be no 
universal way of doing it, though maybe some form of URL could do it, 
e.g. on my machine, a browser finds


where twocat is another machine, d is its d: drive, and the path of the 
file is \t4\jbt4wip\T4Www\Contact.html

Just allowing relative paths is certainly a mixed blessing, and being 
able to choose absolute or relative paths on a file by file basis would 
be best.

Anyway -  interested to hear what other people think.

Cheers, J/.
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