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Packagers notes:

* All final release source tarballs are gpg signed to ensure their integrity. 
You can verify them with:

gpg --verify ./tarball.sig ./tarball.tar.bz2

* The font sampler script, requires tkinter to run properly and optionally 
python-imaging to enable print previews. Please consider adding these as 
requires, even though configure does not explicitly check for them:

* In the past some plug-ins were distributed separately which are now 
part of the main package. Please consider adding:

        Obsoletes:      scribus-svg
        Obsoletes:      scribus-scripting
        Obsoletes:      scribus-short-words
        Obsoletes:      scribus-vnla

to ensure these old packages are removed on upgrade.

* Currently, the full en documentation is included in the tarball, however
 it is licensed differently from the application source. We may separately 
distribute them separately and they should also obsolete prior docs packages:

        Obsoletes:      scribus-i18en
        Obsoletes:      scribus-i18de
        Obsoletes:      scribus-i18fr


Recommended Spec File Description:

Scribus is an desktop open source page layout program with the aim of producing 
commerical grade output in PDF and Postscript, primarily, thought not exclusively for Linux. 

Recommended Spec File Summary:        Scribus - Open Source Desktop Publishing 

Please remove all references to proprietary applications.


* We have included a scribus.xml file for updating the mime info database. 
We are still missing some locales, but in our testing it works properly. 
We are awaiting IANA approval for our mime type.

The command to install and refresh the mime database in a spec file 
(distro specfic macros might vary):


install -d $RPM_BUILD_ROOT{%{_desktopdir},%{_pixmapsdir},%{_datadir}/mime/packages/}
install scribus.xml $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/mime/packages/scribus.xml

umask 022
[ ! -x /usr/bin/update-desktop-database ] || /usr/bin/update-desktop-database >/dev/null 2>&1 ||:
[ ! -x /usr/bin/update-mime-database ] || /usr/bin/update-mime-database %{_datadir}/mime >/dev/null 2>&1 ||:

umask 022
[ ! -x /usr/bin/update-desktop-database ] || /usr/bin/update-desktop-database >/dev/null 2>&1
[ ! -x /usr/bin/update-mime-database ] || /usr/bin/update-mime-database %{_datadir}/mime >/dev/null 2>&1 ||:


We do appreciate the effort in maintaining packagers do for Scribus. 
Please file issues or enhancement requests to

There is a lively on-line community, both on IRC @ #scribus on
and the mailing list. Mailing list info can be found at:

For the Scribus Team,
Peter Linnell
in April 2005