[scribus] appimage

Török Árpád torar at freemail.hu
Fri May 5 04:41:43 UTC 2017

I have three different Linux distributions installed on my desktop 
computer. Basically I use PCLinuxOS KDE, but I also installed Open SUSE 
and now Kubuntu.

When I used to try scribus 1.5.0 (if I remember well) appimag, it worked 
fine. Then, after some updates it did not start, that is why I installed 
Open SUSE and Kubuntu, as they were told to run scribus 1.5.x smoothly.

With the help of Google and after practicing with scribus.appinage, 
finally I worked out a method to run 1.5.2 and 1.5.3 versions from any 
distribution I use:

1. I made a Scribus folder in my home directory, where besides the 
appimage file I also made an executable file with the following content:


cd ~/Scribus
./Scribus-1.5.3.svn.21360-x86_64.AppImage # here is the actual appimage 
filename I use

2. Even though I have a start entry in the main menu, I have to start 
scribus with the above executable. If not, and I run it from the start 
menu, or by double clicking on an .sla file, the programme freezes down, 
when trying to do any file operation - opening, or saving. It seems, 
that it has problem with permissions, because, if run scribus as root), 
everything works fine.

I share my practice with a hope, that it would help someone!


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