[Scribus] installing scribus on mac os

Kevin Walzer sw
Thu Feb 23 14:23:31 CET 2006

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Florence Gaillaguet wrote:
> Is there an other way to install scribus on Mac OS ?
> Could you give me all the explanations because I am not used to installing
> open source softwares on mac ? Thanks a lot.
> [est-ce qu'il y a un autre moyen d'installer scribus sur mac ? Pourriez-vous
> me donner toutes les explications car je n'ai pas l'habitude d'installer des
> logiciels libres sur mac ?
> Merci beaucoup.]
> On 2 /22/06, Florence Gaillaguet <florence.gaillaguet at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for your reply,
>> yes, I have copied the contents of libraries A and B into /frameworks and
>> then removed the folders
>> so that I have  Library/framework/fontconfig2.framework,
>> /framework/Freetype.framework and so on
>> [j'ai bien copi? le contenu de Librairie A et B dans /frameworks et envel?
>> les dossiers
>> donc j'ai bien Framework/fontconfig2.framework,
>> framework/freetype.framework, etc.]
>> On 2/22/06, Louis Desjardins <louisdesjardins at videotron.ca> wrote:
>>>  It says that the programm is incomplete or damaged.
>>> On 2/22/06,* Craig Bradney* <cbradney at zip.com.au> wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 22 February 2006 10:07, Florence Gaillaguet wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I am trying to install Scribus on Mac OS 10.4
>>>> I have downloaded Scribus-Aqua-1.3.2-2006-01-23.tar.bz2
>>>> Libraries-A-2006-01-23.tar.bz2
>>>> Libraries-B-2005-10-09.tar.bz2
>>>> Ghostscript-8.50-macos.tar.bz2
>>>> Freetype.framework-2.1.10
>>>> on http://aqua.scribus.net/
>>>> I have installed scribus-aqua in "applications" and Librairies A and B
>>> in
>>>> "Library/frameworks"
>>> Please check that the content of the folders Library A and B are in
>>> /framework, not the folder themselves.
>>> [FR] Assurez-vous que c'est bien le contenu des dossiers Library A et B
>>> qui est copi? dans /framework, pas les dossiers eux-m?mes.
>>>  > I have also installed X 11 for Mac Os.
>>> X11 is for Fink. AFAIK X11 is not needed and won't be launched with
>>> Scribus Aqua.
>>> [FR] X11 est requis pour une installation avec Fink. X11 n'est pas
>>> requis pour une application Aqua.
>>> Will this help?
>>> [FR] En souhaitant le tout utile!
>>> Louis
>>>  >
>>>> When I try to launch scribus, I have a error message saying that
>>> something
>>>> is messing or damaged.
>>> What is the exact error message? "Something" is hard to tell from many
>>> km
>>> away.
>>> Craig

Would it be impertinent to suggest that Scribus-Aqua be made available
as one of the following:

a) a single application bundle with all frameworks packaged therein,
which can be installed in the manner Mac users expect, i.e. via


b) a pkg installer that puts the main Scribus.app in /Applications and
the relevant frameworks in /Library/Frameworks?

The current method requires end users to do far too much fiddling with
installing the frameworks, and can be very error-prone (i.e. the Scribus
bundle doesn't see Ghostscript).

I understand the rationale for *not* doing this, i.e. the development
cycle for Scribus is going to be faster than the updates for the
frameworks themselves, and it's easier for the developers to simply
re-wrap the application bundle and leave the frameworks untouched.

However, it seems to me that Scribus-Aqua is entering into more
widespread use than it was last spring/summer, when the first
bleeding-edge alpha Aqua builds were available. Doing the package
installer isn't much more work than recompiling the main bundle itself.
Even Windows users now have an easy installer to use!

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