[scribus] several versions on OpenSuse Leap 42.2

ZASKE Martin zm at revue-gugu.org
Thu Jan 26 15:25:26 UTC 2017

Dear List,

today I am setting up a new computer for our intern. OpenSuse Leap 42.2
in 64bit on a DELL laptop with 4GB ram.

I have read so often that several versions of Scribus can be installed
in parallel (and I am using that daily on Windows 10), so I got quite
puzzled when I installed 1.5.2 after 1.4.6 that I cannot find 1.4.6 any
longer. I had no questions or options-dialogue about uninstalling any
other version.

I had installed 1.4.6 via the default repository in Yast2 and then 1.5.2
via this link from mrdocs:
and the "1 Click Install" button.

When I now select scribus in Yast2 it is listing 1.5.2-2.2 as installed
and 1.4.6-2.10 as "available". So (how) can I use it?

Sorry this feels like a newby question. I remember that when I took the
adventure (once) to compile myself, I had mention of creating a separate
folder. But what about getting those helpful packages? Is it "either
or"? Or is there some setting where I can regularly use both versions.

Background: We have read that 1.5 series can open 1.4 documents. But we
found that often the layout and styles just shift in some small annoying
details - so a 1.4 document in 1.5 is never save to use, it has to be
tweaked and proof-read all over again. We found that it is much safer to
keep the latest program from each series. And we are making new
documents only with the 1.5 series but we still have many old documents
which we need for re-prints etc.

More Background: We have many reasons why we are using OpenSuse on most
machines in our office. I would muchly prefer answers which do not
include "get another OS". But if you know a written howto from another
distro, I will gladly look at it and will try to adapt the process.

Our intern will need to open many old documents (1.4). And she will make
several new documents with the team.

Any input is welcome. I could also do another install (internet today is
not as bad as normally) if that would allow a parallel installation.

Thank you.  Martin

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