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Thread: Suse 11.4: Scribus 1.4.0 RC1 buggy -> Update?

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    Default Re: Suse 11.4: Scribus 1.4.0 RC1 buggy -> Update?

    i am new to both linux as well as scribus. i have been a newsroom manager of a newspaper and am used to the commercial applications like indesign and quark. i liked scribus and downloaded it on my other windows system. there are no problems except that i needed ghostscript.
    however, when i try to install scribus in opensuse 11.4 i failed.
    scribus 1.3.3.14.27 did not install and said that libpython.so was missing.
    i downloaded scribus 1.4.0.rc5. tarball from sourceforge and i could only save it and have not been able to install it even with an application installer in the YaST2.
    i guess i need to understand linux more and not expect simple click to install packages
    i would like to congratulate mrdocs for his wonderful package. there are minor issues when compared to a commercial package, but that does not matter.

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    Default Re: Suse 11.4: Scribus 1.4.0 RC1 buggy -> Update?

    Particularly if you are new to openSUSE, never download anything from another site; use YaST>Software Management or do a search in software.opensuse.org. There you will find rc5 in a couple of repos. I downloaded mine from Education. Since doing that, I have received regular updates whenever it was updated.

    BTW, once you have subscribed to a repo like Education, you may find other applications which are updated more frequently than in the standard openSUSE repos. Highlight the application in YaST Software Management and check the versions available through the repos to which you are subscribed.

  3. #13

    Default Re: Suse 11.4: Scribus 1.4.0 RC1 buggy -> Update?

    There is more to say about scribus 1.4.0.rc5 installed from openSUSE-Education repo:

    Code:
    # zypper info scribus
    
    Information for package scribus:
    
    Repository: @System
    Name: scribus
    Version: 1.4.0.rc5-7.1
    Arch: x86_64
    Vendor: openSUSE-Education
    Installed: Yes
    Status: up-to-date
    Installed Size: 67.2 MiB
    It doesn't only crash immediately:

    Code:
    #scribus
    terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::bad_alloc'
      what():  std::bad_alloc
    Scribus Crash
    -------------
    Scribus crashes due to Signal #6
    Calling Emergency Save
    It also prevents sawfish from starting (!!!). Don't ask me who's using sawfish today! Some people do.

    Code:
    error--> (file-error "No such file or directory" "/usr/share/applications/vnd.scribus.desktop")
    error--> (file-error "No such file or directory" "/usr/share/applications/vnd.scribus.desktop")
    xinit: connection to X server lost
    Then I looked at /usr/share/applications/vnd.scribus.desktop (a symlink) installed by sawfish:
    Code:
    rpm -qf /usr/share/applications/vnd.scribus.desktop
    scribus-1.4.0.rc5-7.1.x86_64
    And here's what I found

    Code:
    # readlink /usr/share/applications/vnd.scribus.desktop 
    ../../src/packages/BUILDROOT/scribus-1.4.0.rc5-7.1.x86_64/usr/share/mimelnk/application/vnd.scribus.desktop
    Removing this symlink allows sawfish to start again.
    Please remove at least that orphan symlink from the package!

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    Default Re: Suse 11.4: Scribus 1.4.0 RC1 buggy -> Update?

    On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 14:46:03 +0530, please try again
    <please_try_again@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > There is more to say about scribus 1.4.0.rc5 installed from
    > openSUSE-Education repo:



    this has probably not much to do with this thread (which i didn't read
    until now), but scribus 1.4 rc5 installed from KDE:/Distro:/Factory works
    fine.

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    phani.

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    Default Re: Suse 11.4: Scribus 1.4.0 RC1 buggy -> Update?

    Quote Originally Posted by phanisvara View Post
    this has probably not much to do with this thread (which i didn't read
    until now), but scribus 1.4 rc5 installed from KDE:/Distro:/Factory works
    fine.
    --
    phani.
    Can you tell me if you have this symlink /usr/share/applications/vnd.scribus.desktop - which doesn't bother scribus but just prevents X from starting while using sawfish?

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    Default Re: Suse 11.4: Scribus 1.4.0 RC1 buggy -> Update?

    On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:46:03 +0530, please try again
    <please_try_again@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > phanisvara;2378358 Wrote:
    >>
    >> this has probably not much to do with this thread (which i didn't read
    >> until now), but scribus 1.4 rc5 installed from KDE:/Distro:/Factory
    >> works
    >> fine.
    >> --
    >> phani.

    >
    > Can you tell me if you have this symlink
    > /usr/share/applications/vnd.scribus.desktop - which doesn't bother
    > scribus but just prevents X from starting while using sawfish?
    >


    yes, i do. it points to

    Code:
    .../../src/packages/BUILDROOT/scribus-1.4.0.rc5-36.1.x86_64/usr/share/mimelnk/application/vnd.scribus.desktop
    a location that doesn't exist -- which doesn't seem to bother 'my' scribus.

    i also found that scribus isn't in my KDE menu; i never noticed, since i
    start most app's via krunner.

    --
    phani.

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    Default Re: Suse 11.4: Scribus 1.4.0 RC1 buggy -> Update?

    just saw that this link doesn't bother any scribus, but sawfish; never mind.

    i'd also like to add that this latest (?) scribus runs a bit sluggish, when moving text or image frames around the screen per example. i haven't been using it much; thought i'd need it at one time, but finally didn't, and have been carrying it aroud since. feels like GIMP (from git) did at some development stages that weren't very well optimized.

    there have been quite a few updates to scribus RC1 from the KDF repo recently; perhaps those will filter down to other repos too, and fix the crashing, eventually.

  8. #18

    Default Re: Suse 11.4: Scribus 1.4.0 RC1 buggy -> Update?

    All right, I solved the crashing problem by deleting ~/.config/Trolltech.conf.

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    Default Re: Suse 11.4: Scribus 1.4.0 RC1 buggy -> Update?

    Quote Originally Posted by phanisvara View Post
    O

    yes, i do. it points to

    Code:
    .../../src/packages/BUILDROOT/scribus-1.4.0.rc5-36.1.x86_64/usr/share/mimelnk/application/vnd.scribus.desktop
    a location that doesn't exist -- which doesn't seem to bother 'my' scribus.
    This symlink also causes an error (non fatal though) everytime SuSEconfig is run, like after a zypper update. It should really be removed from the package.

    Code:
     Reading /etc/sysconfig and updating the system...
    Executing /sbin/conf.d/SuSEconfig.glib2...
    /sbin/conf.d/SuSEconfig.glib2: line 80: /usr/share/applications/vnd.scribus.desktop: No such file or directory
    /sbin/conf.d/SuSEconfig.glib2: line 83: read: read error: 0: Bad file descriptor
    Finished.

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