[ubuntu-studio-users] Installing Scrivener

Tommy Tolson healinghawk at anvilcom.com
Fri Jan 10 17:43:07 UTC 2014

I knew that going in, Mike.
Ubuntu Studio is Ubuntu.
I've been working with computers since 1979.
But I have resistance to learning the CLI, so I'm about to have another 
box ready to go, and I'll install Ubuntu Server on it as I think Ubuntu 
Server is all CLI.
I did install Scrivener on Ubuntu Studio, but when I clicked on it, 
nothing happened.
I thought I didn't get it installed right.
I Google "Scrivener for Linux" and it takes me to a "Free Trial 
Scrivener" link that takes me to the free download page at 
teaandlatte.com .  Down the page about 2/3 of the way and you see a link 
that takes you to a forum entry, at the top of the page that shows up 
from clicking that link, and there are two files to choose to download, 
a debi and a tar.  I got the debi because debi package manager is easier 
for me than going to the CLI.  It installed, and gave me a place to 
click on it, but nothing happened after I clicked on it.  After enough 
frustration, I asked on this forum.
I'm not sure why it's still a beta, as it works fine; I've not had a 
stability problem with it - once it's open.  I think it's a business 
issue, not a technical issue.  The app runs perfect on my 12.04 LTS box.
It IS production quality, once it opens.  I don't know why they're not 
selling it yet.
There's a manual, but I haven't asked on that forum.
If I can make Calligra Author work, Scrivener is no longer an issue.
So I took off Gnome on my 12.04 LTS machine and put on KDE, and the next 
thing is to get Calligra 2.8 (another beta) on that box.  Then I'll get 
it configured and I'm a happy camper, for the long haul.
But Scrivener is a sweet app where it works, and I'll still try to get 
it on my Ubuntu Studio box.  It's a great place to free-write.
I'm betting that my problem is not having the right 32-bit libraries.  
I'll give it another go and report back.  Thanks for being willing to 
download it and apply your expertise.

On 01/10/2014 11:03 AM, Mike Holstein wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Tommy Tolson 
> <healinghawk at anvilcom.com <mailto:healinghawk at anvilcom.com>> wrote:
>     That sounds like for sure what it probably is, Steven.
>     Debi Package Installer said all dependencies were resolved, as I
>     recall.
>     I'll install the 32-bit libraries and see what happens.
>     Thanks.
> you also seem to be hung up on a fact. ubuntustudio *is* ubuntu so.. 
> if you can install it into ubuntu, you *can* install it into 
> ubuntustudio. the issue you are having could be the 64bit/32bit issue 
> above.. could be you are using different releases, 13.10 vs 12.04 for 
> example.. i was going to go and download and install and test and make 
> scrivener work, but i dont see a linux version where  search.. where 
> are you getting what version exactly? i will try something for you in 
> ubuntu if you share what exactly im supposed to try. i only see 
> referenced a linux beta version, where i would expect, since its beta, 
> to have issues such as you mention. is that the case? are you running 
> beta software and expecting production release quality? have you asked 
> them for support since it seems to be a commercial product that you 
> pay for? ubuntustudio, linux, nor main ubuntu is not doing anything to 
> prevent you or the scrivener team from making scrivener work on 
> ubuntustudio. let me know where to get the installer, and i will make 
> it run, and share my experiences...
>     Smiles.
>     Tommy
>     On 01/10/2014 09:51 AM, Steven Grace wrote:
>>>     On 01/08/2014 04:42 AM, Jimmy Sjölund wrote:
>>>>     On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 6:49 AM, Tommy Tolson
>>>>     <healinghawk at anvilcom.com <mailto:healinghawk at anvilcom.com>
>>>>     <mailto:healinghawk at anvilcom.com>
>>>>     <mailto:healinghawk at anvilcom.com>>
>>>>     wrote:
>>>>     We're having a bit of a miscommunication, I'm afraid. I would like
>>>>     to get Scrivener for Linux to run on Ubuntu Studio. So I'm
>>>>     interested in finding out how to properly install Scrivener for
>>>>     Linux on Ubuntu Studio. Can that happen? Thanks again.
>>>>     Smiles. Tommy
>>>>     Ok, so after reading some more of the conversation at the
>>>>     Scrivener
>>>>      forum it suggested there are some issues with QT and 64 vs 32
>>>>     bit.
>>>>     I could not get it to run in my Ubuntu Studio 14.04 64-bit,
>>>>     however
>>>>     when running the installation on my Ubuntu Studio 14.04 32-bit it
>>>>     runs just fine.
>>>>     I suppose you have a 64 bit installation of Ubuntu Studio?
>>     On 01/10/2014 05:52 AM, Tommy Tolson wrote:
>>>     Yeah, I finally decided that's what it is, too.  It does still work
>>>     on the 12.04LTS machine, but not on the Studio machine. I guess
>>>     that
>>>     12.04 LTS will run 32-bit apps. Both my currently operating
>>>     machines
>>>     are AMD64.  The 12.04LTS is 64-bit.  I don't know.  Confusing. 
>>>     But a
>>>     lot about Ubuntu is confusing, after working on Macs for a few
>>>     years. Thanks for the response.  I'm checking out some
>>>     alternatives.
>>>     Calligra Author is my goal, now, in Calligra Office 2.8, the beta.
>>>     Switching from Gnome to KDE was more involved than I thought. 
>>>     Studio
>>>     is neither of the above, isn't it?  The adventure continues. 
>>>     Thanks
>>>     again.
>>     Since you're trying to run 32-bit software on a 64-bit machine,
>>     the problem may be that you don't have the 32-bit libraries that
>>     Scrivener needs. Does it indicate its dependencies? In any case,
>>     you might try installing package "ia32-libs" from the repository;
>>     it contains many of the most commonly used 32-bit libraries.
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