Scribus is a Robust desktop publishing application that allows you to create newspapers, newsletters, brochures, etc. It is free and open-source software that can be used across multiple platforms.
Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux Mint queries.
In this context, we shall look into the installation method of Scribus on a Linux Mint 20 system.
To install Scribus on your Linux system, you will have to go through the following steps:
1. Add the Relevant Repository to your Linux System:
For adding the Scribus repository to your Linux system, you will have to run the command stated below:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scribus/ppa
It will take only a minute to add the Scribus repository to your Linux system.
2. Update your Linux System after Adding the New Repository:
Now since you have added a new repository to your Linux system, you should update it with the command shown below:
$ sudo apt update
After updating your system, you can proceed to the installation of Scribus on it.
3. Install Scribus on your Linux System:
To install Scribus on your Linux system, you should run the following terminal command:
$ sudo apt install scribus
You will have to wait for a few minutes for the completion of Scribus installation on your Linux system. However, after performing this step, Scribus will be installed on your Linux Mint 20 system.
4. Check the Scribus Version on your Linux System (Optional):
You can verify the installed version of Scribus on your system by executing the command shown below:
$ scribus --version
5. Launch Scribus on your Linux System via the Terminal (Optional):
You can even launch Scribus from the Linux terminal by executing the command shown below:
After executing this command, the Scribus window will appear on your screen which will present to you the layout of your new document.
If you want to remove Scribus from your Linux Mint 20 system, then performing the following two steps is mandatory.
1. Remove Scribus from your Linux System:
First, we will attempt to remove Scribus and all of its traces from our Linux Mint 20 system with the command shown below:
$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove scribus
2. Remove the Scribus Repository from your Linux System:
After successfully executing the above-mentioned command, we will also remove the Scribus repository from our Linux Mint 20 system with the following command:
$ sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:scribus/ppa
This article covers the installation method of Scribus on a Linux system. Scribus is used to create PDF files, e-books, newsletter, magazines and posters etc. It can also be used to edit the existing PDF file.
Scribus is available in the default package repositories of Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian and Arch Linux. So, to install it run the following command:
$ sudo apt upade && sudo apt install -y scribus // Ubuntu, Linux Mint & Debian
$ sudo pacman -S scribus // Arch Linux & Manjaro Linux