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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0015467ScribusOS-MacOSXpublic2020-07-03 15:39
Reporterrcbaker Assigned Toale  
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Product Version1.4.6 
Summary0015467: Scribus won't load with Mojave 14
DescriptionI use Scribus daily and I just upgraded my Mac with Mojave and continue to get an error message that I need to upgrade Scribus. What is the version of Scribus that will work with Mojave 14?
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has duplicate 0015542 closedjghali Downloaded Scribus 1.4.7 and cannot open. 
has duplicate 0016151 closedjghali Can't install on my work MAC 



2018-10-30 23:07

administrator   ~0045554

1.4.6 does run on Mojave. Maybe check your security settings or whatever (the warning will tell you), but it will work.


2018-11-01 08:29

manager   ~0045559

Last edited: 2018-11-02 09:42

randyb describes in the forums how he managed to get scribus to work again:

[later comment: don't follow this advice: the next comment below has a better solution.]

First, I had to add the following command line in Terminal: sudo spctl --master-disable. This gave me the option on the General tab of Security & Privacy to select "Anywhere" in the "Allow apps downloaded from: section. This option has been removed from the latest versions of MACOS.

Second, on the Privacy tab, I unchecked Scribus in the "Allow the apps below to control your computer".

since he won't be the last one having this issue, it would be nice if we could have a check on this steps and -- maybe -- there is a way to do it, that does not rely on commands to be issued in the terminal...


2018-11-02 09:40

manager   ~0045563

the discussion with randyb in the forums has lead to the conclusion that not much has changed in the latest releases of os x:

if you have downloaded a new copy of scribus (or maybe also if you have updated your os x), the first time you will have to open scribus by right clicking (or ctrl-clicking) on the application icon, picking open and confirm that you really want to open scribus.

the solution above does work, but you should not do it.

i'm going to close this ticket.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-10-29 23:28 rcbaker New Issue
2018-10-30 23:07 cbradney Note Added: 0045554
2018-11-01 08:29 ale Note Added: 0045559
2018-11-02 09:40 ale Note Added: 0045563
2018-11-02 09:42 ale Note Edited: 0045559
2018-11-02 09:43 ale Assigned To => ale
2018-11-02 09:43 ale Status new => closed
2018-11-02 09:43 ale Resolution open => no change required
2019-01-17 23:43 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0015542
2020-07-03 15:39 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0016151