[scribus] Unable to install Scribus (Dwain Alford)

Craig Bradney cbradney at zip.com.au
Mon Jan 6 20:00:17 UTC 2014

On 6/01/2014 8:18 pm, Dwain Alford wrote:
> On 01/05/2014 06:18 AM, Arjen wrote:
>> You might want to check settings on Mac if you are allowed to install
>> software from other sources:
>> System Preferences | Security and Privacy | Personal
>> Allow from anywhere…
>> Good Luck
>> Arjen
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> i don't understand. if you are speaking of my comment regarding possible issues setting scribus
> prefs, then i did not communicate clearly or you did not understand my comment. i had a problem
> setting prefs. i am currently on a dial-up connection, so attaching anything is verboten.
> i run lion. when i initially set prefs there was not a problem. when i tried to change a setting
> later that's when everything went awry. the problem i had in setting prefs is that using the mouse
> to choose settings failed to work after the first setting was made. if i used the mouse, the
> setting box went blank and would not hold the new setting. i went to work to try and determine why
> this was happening.
> i uninstalled and reinstalled the dmg file. same thing happened. i searched my computer for all
> things scribus and deleted them. reinstalled and when i opened the program, the same prefs were
> there again. i installed the pkg file and still the same thing. unless the program provider
> provides an uninstall program for mac, the only way to uninstall is to drag the program to the
> trash and do a search and destroy for program remnants, which this problem seems does not solve.
> i ended up having to use my mouse to activate the drop-down menu, then move the cursor out of the
> drop-down menu and use my arrow keys to set the prefs, one setting at a time (having to close and
> reopen the prefs dialog. this does not happen on windows or linux.
> kind of odd, don't you think?
> i have a text file with a scribus program crash log i will send at a later date.

If you want to nuke you Scribus preferences entirely, close Scribus, then delete your
Library/Preferences/Scribus folder under *your* home directory. to get into that Library folder if
its hidden, hold down Alt and then go to the Go menu of Finder and select Library.


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