[ubuntu-studio-users] Installing Scrivener

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 18:25:38 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Tommy Tolson <healinghawk at anvilcom.com>wrote:

>  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.

you dont have to run KDE, or switch from gnome to run qt or KDE

> 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.
> Smiles.
> Tommy
>  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>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><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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