Scribus is an open-source and multi-platform page layout software. It can be installed on most of the common operating systems including Linux, Windows, OpenBSD, MacOS, Solaris, FreeBSD, and NetBSD. This software is suitable for both beginners and experts. With Scribus, you can create a variety of documents, animated and interactive presentations and forms, business cards, flyers, brochures, posters, newsletters, magazines, and so on.
In this context, we shall look into how to install Scribus on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa).
How to Install Scribus on Ubuntu ?
By default, Scribus is available in the default repositories of Ubuntu OS. Therefore, you can install it using the apt command line package management tool.
To do this, simply open the Terminal application on your Ubuntu system and use this command to update the repository index:
$ sudo apt update
Enter sudo password when prompted. Wait until the repository index is updated.
This step is required to update the package index files with new and updated packages information.
After the update is finished, use the below command to install Scribus:
$ sudo apt install scribus
Provide sudo password. Then it will list all the dependencies that are going to be installed along with the Scribus and ask for confirmation, hit y to confirm. After this, the installation of Scribus and all the dependent packages will be started.
Wait for a while for the installation of Scribus to be completed on your system.
How to Verify Scribus Installation on Ubuntu ?
Once Scribus is installed, you can confirm it using this command:
$ scribus --version
The output will display the version of Scribus installed on our machine.
How to Launch Scribus after Installation ?
To launch the Scribus application via command line, just type the below command and hit Enter:
To launch the Scribus application via GUI, press the super key on the keyboard and type scribus in the search box that appears on the top. When the search result shows up, click Scribus to open it.
How to Uninstall Scribus from Ubuntu Linux system ?
In case you no longer require Scribus on your machine, it can be uninstalled as follows:
$ sudo apt remove scribus