[scribus] appimage

Bert Driehuis bertd.fpevohf.arg at taw.playbeing.com
Fri May 12 07:13:27 UTC 2017

Dear Török,

It is not recommendable to run applications as root. If you do, you
may cause problems for later, because it may create files or
directories that require superuser rights to access.

If you suspect your home directory may contain files that are owned by
root, you can find them using this:

  find $HOME -user root -ls

To change the ownership back to you, you can use this:

  find $HOME -user root -print0 | xargs -r0 sudo chown $USER

You can try "echo $USER" before running chown, to inspect that the
USER variable shows your login name, just to make sure.

With kind regards,


On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 6:41 AM, Török Árpád <torar at freemail.hu> wrote:
> 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:
> #!/bin/bash
> cd ~/Scribus
> LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib64/libxcb.so.1 ./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!
> Török
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