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Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:36 pm
by david_danforth
Alexo wrote:Hi there!

I reviewed my last attempt to make a DEB archive for the now old Scrivener for linux, and I guess am achieved the goal.

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Thank you for this! Alas, I didn't see it before I went on a dependency hunt.

I am using MXLinux 18.1 which is based on Debian Stretch (Version 9) and I hit two difficulties with dependencies that you may well have solved. (If only I'd read your post first, Sigh!) Specifically, Scrivener refused to run in MXLinux 18.1, because my installation of MXLinux 18.1 lacked two particular programs/libraries (dependencies) that it needs to do so..

The first concerned "libpng12-so-0". This is available from the "normal" MXLinux 18.1 repositories by downloading the "libpng12-0" package.

The second was a bit more tricky. It concerned "libgstapp-0.10.so.0". Supposedly, this dependency is contained in the "libgstreamer0.10-0" and/or the "libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0" packages which are also contained in the MXLinux 18.1 repositories. I installed both of them from the repos, but Scrivener still would not launch. I received the same error indicating that "libgstapp-0.10.so.0" was still missing.

I tried again, instead downloading the packages directly from debian at the following links:
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/amd64/libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0/download and,
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/amd64/libgstreamer0.10-0/download

When I installed these downloaded packages using GDebi, GDebi returned that the packages had already been installed. ... but this time when I launched Scrivener it ran. Go figure.

Again, thank you for your work. I post this in the hope that it might be useful to someone. A concern I have going forward is that the dependency issues will grow as Linux is updated. I suppose that is everyone's concern, too.

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:56 pm
by jseliger2
devinganger wrote:
Ryek Darkener wrote:As the Apple OS is more or less a UNIX, I don't think that it is that complicated to produce a UNIX package.


It's a BSD variant, but the bigger hurdle is Apple's programming environment, which is rather specific to MacOS.


It also seems that Apple's APIs seem to be diverging further over time: Cocoa does not seem to map well onto any Linux APIs.

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:57 am
by Amiel
I am debian 10 , 32bits and want to know from @alexo or other guys if its possible install it in my distro version?

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:24 pm
by Alexo
Amiel wrote:I am debian 10 , 32bits and want to know from @alexo or other guys if its possible install it in my distro version?


Hi Amiel, yes it is working. I was using it on a Debian 10 (with MATE and Cinnamon), without problems. I have it installed and running on 3 computers, all working, in different distros, Debian 10, Debian 9, Mint 18 (this one is 32bits).

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:45 am
by Nipperss
Just as a FYI... this still works with Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon. I was able to get it up and running after I got the missing dependencies put in place that were mentioned above. Thank you soooo much for to those who are keeping the information posted to keep this Linux version working!

I can't stand Windows 10 with all the poor quality control and spying, and with Windows 7 facing end of life, I've been migrating to Linux. Even though this is old software, it's still pretty far ahead of competitors, so I will stick with it for now.

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:07 am
by ahc_
Thanks a lot, Alexo! You did a greaaat job. I have my windows version running under wine, but your version is better.

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:04 am
by Rohit
HI, I have installed the Linux version of Scrivener. But even though I can see the icon on installed file, but the software doesn't load. Kindly help.
I'm running on 32 bit machine , Debian OS

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:42 am
by devinganger
Rohit wrote:HI, I have installed the Linux version of Scrivener. But even though I can see the icon on installed file, but the software doesn't load. Kindly help.
I'm running on 32 bit machine , Debian OS


You probably don't actually want the Linux version of Scrivener -- it's old enough that there have been a lot of bugfixes, features, and project format changes since that last released version. Most folks who are using Scrivener on Linux these days are doing so by using the current Windows version under WINE.

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:13 pm
by theswede
I was away from the Linux version for a while, since I made a lot of use of the iOS version of Scrivener for editing on the go, and even cork boarding stories during breaks and the like.

But since the Wine version has exploded in size (100 megs to 2.2 gigabytes), I've returned to running the Linux version, from AppImage, and it is rather amazing how little I miss from the Wine version I was used to. It's got a few annoying, but not serious, bugs, but it has all the basics I rely on in my everyday writing.

In all, the only thing I miss when using it, is the ability to share projects with iOS. But that hurts a lot less than the bloat of the Wine version hurts. I've always used old or cheap computers, like Chromebooks, especially used ones, for writing on when on the go. It's excellent machines, often with good keyboards and screens, but with very low disk space and RAM. That has never been an issue before, but now they can't fit the Wine version any longer.

But the Linux version fits just fine, at 64 megabytes, including everything.

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:47 am
by jongarrad
Registering purely to say thank you to Alexo for this post and a version of Scrivener that runs on Mint 19.3. Marvellous stuff, saves me mucking around with a second OS.

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:25 pm
by Alexo
jongarrad wrote:Registering purely to say thank you to Alexo for this post and a version of Scrivener that runs on Mint 19.3. Marvellous stuff, saves me mucking around with a second OS.


You are welcome! :D
Thanks for everyone that replied mentioning my package. Hope you all make good stuff with Scrivener.

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:08 am
by Fabio Andrade
jongarrad wrote:Registering purely to say thank you to Alexo for this post and a version of Scrivener that runs on Mint 19.3. Marvellous stuff, saves me mucking around with a second OS.



Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon, MATE or XFCE, dear mate?

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:15 pm
by loie
Greetings,

Just installed Alexo's package on Mint 20 beta. Thought I should let everyone know I needed these two .debs that weren't required for Mint 19.3:

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/amd6 ... 0/download
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/amd6 ... t/download

Put those two debs in the same folder as Alexo's other dependency .debs. Then everything else in Alexo's readmes still applies.

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:16 pm
by loie
as an aside, I'm not sure if this package:
libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0_0.10.36-2_amd64
is superseded by:
libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0_0.10.36-2+deb8u2_amd64
but hey it's working so I'm not digging to deep for answers right now.

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:58 am
by Snick
Below are the steps that worked for me on a fresh install of Xubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Note - the Scrivener beta .deb may hang if selected for installation in/by the Software Center

in which case install through Terminal using:
$ sudo apt install <path to .deb file>

Ignore dependencies warning(s)

Install these packages in this order (using Terminal):

libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1b_amd64.deb

libgstreamer0.10-0_0.10.36-1.5ubuntu1_amd64.deb

libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0_0.10.36-2ubuntu0.2_amd64.deb

Spellcheck also needs a dictionary setting up in Scrivener. If none show in Tools/Options/Corrections, install libaspell:

libaspell-dev_0.60.8-1build1_amd64.deb


Scrivener still throws up an error message on closing saying there has been a problem and should the programme be re-started; I ignore it and tick the 'do not show this message again' box. Everything works fine after that.