[scribus] Unable to install Scribus

Nicola Griffin nickigriffin at mac.com
Thu Jan 2 21:42:36 UTC 2014

I'm definitely not a geek but I am a Mac user (10.8.5) and I went through the same thing as you. I was anxious about the Ghostscript thing, can't remember exactly where I downloaded it from, but it was pretty much the first  version I found and I've had no problems at all with it. I'm not in the US, but I remember there being dire warnings. Nothing terrible happened.

Searching for Ghostscript shows this was the site I visited, so it may well be where I downloaded from: http://www.tucows.com/preview/206519 (can't guarantee it was this one though). I downloaded it onto my older MacBook, then it was copied onto my present MacBook along with all my other software. Works fine.

Scribus is very friendly to non-geeks!


Nicki Griffin

On 2 Jan 2014, at 20:19, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> On 12/31/2013 02:29 PM, Peter Mt. Shasta wrote:
>> I have the latest MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.1, but it doesn’t say if that is Mountain Lion or not, so don’t know which software version to download, so I downloaded the first option available for the Mac OS X 10.9 or above. Then the next question is how to download the Ghostscript. The Apple Store says it is not available for US distribution.  The other options all list dire warnings for using the wrong version, so where can I get the right version?  If the installation is this difficult it seems the program itself must be only for geeks. Sorry, I’m in the process of switching from Windows XP and am not so knowledgable on the Mac. Thanks for any assistance!

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