1.5.0.6 LINUX Beta Released

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johnrobert
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Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:35 am Post

As always, thanks to everyone on the Scrivener for Windows/Linux team for your great work. Bravo. I just used dpkg to load it onto my Dell Studio laptop running Ubuntu 12.04, and it has so far worked perfectly right out of the box.

One question: I didn't see what the expiration date for this beta is, assuming that we do all somehow live beyond Friday the 21st.

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shaviro
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Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:46 am Post

Am I correct in thinking that Sync With External Folder is still missing from the Linux version, or have I simply missed it?

I would very much appreciate having this feature (which I know exists in the Mac version of Scrivener).

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RobHamm
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Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:14 pm Post

Echoing the expiration date question, and subscribing to the thread. When installing the Linux 1.5.0.6 beta, it still says it will expire on July 31, 2012. The info on the Windows beta says it expired on December 21st. The Linux version is still working, of course, and I'm pretty confident that there'll be a new beta by the time it expires, but it would be nice to know in advance when it'll stop working.

Anyway, just now getting around to taking this beta for a spin (been using the 1.2.6 beta). And thanks so much for all your hard work on it. Scrivener has been one of my "must-have" tools since I first purchased the Mac version several years ago.
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MarkWarren
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Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:30 am Post

I installed on Linux Mint 14 cinnamon 64 bit. It installed just fine I have the Scrivener icon in the Office section of the Menu, however nothing happens when I click on it. I use Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Linux Mint 14 in unison daily, but am no linux genius, so any help or insite on what I can try to get this to work will be very much appreciated.
Thanks -Mark

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fabian
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Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:06 pm Post

MarkWarren wrote:I installed on Linux Mint 14 cinnamon 64 bit. It installed just fine I have the Scrivener icon in the Office section of the Menu, however nothing happens when I click on it. I use Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Linux Mint 14 in unison daily, but am no linux genius, so any help or insite on what I can try to get this to work will be very much appreciated.
Thanks -Mark
Same here, but previously I had no trouble at all. Maybe the beta expired or something.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:53 pm Post

MarkWarren wrote:I installed on Linux Mint 14 cinnamon 64 bit. It installed just fine I have the Scrivener icon in the Office section of the Menu, however nothing happens when I click on it. I use Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Linux Mint 14 in unison daily, but am no linux genius, so any help or insite on what I can try to get this to work will be very much appreciated.
Thanks -Mark


I had the same problem just now, but found that installing ia32-libs in Synaptic (or "sudo apt-get install ia32-libs") did the trick.

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Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:11 am Post

agentyellow wrote:
MarkWarren wrote:I installed on Linux Mint 14 cinnamon 64 bit. It installed just fine I have the Scrivener icon in the Office section of the Menu, however nothing happens when I click on it. I use Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Linux Mint 14 in unison daily, but am no linux genius, so any help or insite on what I can try to get this to work will be very much appreciated.
Thanks -Mark


I had the same problem just now, but found that installing ia32-libs in Synaptic (or "sudo apt-get install ia32-libs") did the trick.


agentyellow - You are Brilliant my friend.

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sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
Worked Perfect, Thank You very much. :D

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brYKou
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Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:57 am Post

I have updated to this new version with no problem at all, just downloaded the .deb and enter a dpkg -i instruction.
I am on Debian Sid AMD64, with Multiarch support
Thanks a lot !

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Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:32 pm Post

d~l wrote:Tried installing *.deb via Ubuntu Software Centre (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

Got this warning message while trying to upgrade ...

The package is of bad quality

The installation of a package which violates the quality standards isn't allowed. This could cause serious problems on your computer. Please contact the person or organisation who provided this package file and include the details beneath.

Lintian check results for /home/[username]/Downloads/scrivener-1.5.0.6-beta.deb:
Use of uninitialized value $ENV{"HOME"} in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/lintian line 108.
E: scrivener: maintainer-name-missing lee@literatureandlatte.com
Use of uninitialized value $name in pattern match (m//) at /usr/share/lintian/lib/Lintian/Check.pm line 197.


I got a similar warning when installing on Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit. The install actually caused software-properties-gtk to crash, as well as viewing any sources in Software Center and Synaptic.

Found a bug report from another piece of software that looks like it might be related to this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1053749

Followed the advice here https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... comments/7 and was able to find the bad characters and remove them.

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beedaddy

Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:06 pm Post

Ah, just realized that there is the new beta out there. I unpacked the tar file and it startet up without any problem. But what I noticed is that the German translation doesn't work. Scivener keeps talking English to me. :)

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JG Starsoupsky
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Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:57 am Post

Generally, you can ignore this warning if you trust the person/group that created the package you're installing.

For Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit, I was able to install this way (via software center), and then get things running with

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sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch


Just using "ia32-libs" still also works, but it is now a 'transitional' package that points to the multiarch version.

Knownhuman wrote:
d~l wrote:Tried installing *.deb via Ubuntu Software Centre (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

Got this warning message while trying to upgrade ...

[color=#BF0000]The package is of bad quality

The installation of a package which violates the quality standards isn't allowed. This could cause serious problems on your computer. Please contact the person or organisation who provided this package file and include the details beneath.

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Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:15 am Post

I installed the 32 bit .deb file on a 64 bit LMDE (Debian) system but am also having the problem where it won't launch. I have ia32-libs installed (the .deb for Scrivener in fact would not install without it).

If I run Scrivener from a terminal, I get this error:

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/usr/share/scrivener/bin/Scrivener: error while loading shared libraries: libgstapp-0.10.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


I found a forum discussion about this error in the Arch Linux forums, where they say the missing file is in Arch's lib32-gstreamer0.10-base package. But Debian doesn't seem to have any separate lib32-gstreamer packages in the 64 bit repositories.

Any thoughts about what to do from here? Thanks.

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brYKou
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:40 am Post

You can try to install MultiArch. Like this, your system will be able to install i386 libraries needed.
I have done this a while ago, and now I don't have any more troubles for 32Bits dependancies

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Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:40 pm Post

Scrivener 1.5.0.6 began to launch from the menu after installation of the deb file on my Kubuntu 12.10 running KDE 4.9.4. Then, nothing. I just stopped. No process showed up in the list of active programs.

I tried running from the command line.

There were several font warnings, but the final notice may be my problem, incompatible Qt libraries.
Any suggestions?

Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-ttf-sil-andika.conf", line 14: Having multiple values in <test> isn't supported and may not works as expected
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-ttf-sil-andika.conf", line 32: Having multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported and may not works as expected
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-ttf-sil-andika.conf", line 32: Having multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported and may not works as expected
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-ttf-sil-andika.conf", line 32: Having multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported and may not works as expected
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-ttf-sil-andika.conf", line 32: Having multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported and may not works as expected
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-ttf-sil-andika.conf", line 32: Having multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported and may not works as expected
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-ttf-sil-andika.conf", line 32: Having multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported and may not works as expected
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-ttf-sil-andika.conf", line 32: Having multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported and may not works as expected
Cannot mix incompatible Qt library (version 0x40803) with this library (version 0x40800)
Aborted (core dumped)

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donniezazen
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Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:33 pm Post

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Lintian check results for /home/donnie/Documents/Linux/scrivener-1.5.0.6-beta.deb:
E: scrivener: maintainer-name-missing lee@literatureandlatte.com
Use of uninitialized value $name in pattern match (m//) at /usr/share/lintian/lib/Lintian/Check.pm line 202.


I got this error while installing deb version on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. I ignored it and it installed fine and is working as its suppose to. Thank you for your hard work.