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0015863ScribusOS-MacOSXpublic2019-10-23 21:16
Reportermilo Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformMacOSOS XOS Version10.11.6
Product Version1.5.5 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0015863: Scribus 1.5.5 not working
DescriptionScribus 1.5.5 does not start after installing the app.
Steps To ReproduceMy former version was 1.5.4, I installed 1.5.5 over the old version, but the app does not start.
I also tried removing the 1.5.4 and installing 1.5.5. The problem is the same.

The 1.5.4 version is running normaly.

I downloaded the dmg file from:
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2019-10-21 07:20

manager   ~0046815

in the same directory where you have found this dmg, there is another dmg... please try that one and if it works, please report it!


2019-10-21 07:56

reporter   ~0046816

I have the same or a very similar problem, my macOS version is 10.13.6 (High Sierra). So I downloaded the first dmg file (scribus-1.5.5_1013.dmg). But Scribus doesn't start, but ends with the following error message (see screenshot in appendix): Absturz durch Signal 0000006 (Crash by signal # 6).
Scribus 1.5.4 did work on my system.


2019-10-21 12:28

reporter   ~0046817

No, I tried that as well (scribus-1.5.5_1013.dmg).
But as I run MacOS 10.11.6 I wasn't expecting it to work.


2019-10-22 05:47

administrator   ~0046819

I just tested the _1013 app on 10.13 and it runs fine. If you;re on 10.11, sorry, you're going to need to upgrade your OS.


2019-10-22 07:02

manager   ~0046820

hi @cbrandney, can you please summarize in here which version works with which OS?

1.4: up to 10.14 (10.15 catalina not included; starting from?)
scribus-1.5.5_1013.dmg: only for os x 10.13? up to 10.13?
scribus-1.5.5.dmg: 10.14 and 10.15?
scribus-1.5.4: 10.11?

which versions will be supported with 1.6?


2019-10-22 15:03

reporter   ~0046821

@cbradney, I can't upgrade further …
MacOS 10.11.6 is the limit for my MacBook Pro :-((


2019-10-23 12:50

reporter   ~0046840

@cbradney: it does not work on my 10.13.6 system. I am using macOS 10.13.6 with all available updates. I deleted version 1.5.4 and removed version 1.5.5 again. Therefore I used the AppCleaner program to get rid of all program remnants. After that I installed 1.5.5 again, but unfortunately only the above mentioned (picture) error message occurs. Scribus just doesn't want to start. I also checked the hard disk with Disk Utility.


2019-10-23 16:59

administrator   ~0046841

@milo: Unfortunately, I dont think I can build any longer on 10.11.x

@samarutuk: You don't need AppCleaner, but anyway, I'm not sure what could cause your issue. I will test on a fresh 10.13.6 virtual machine however I have tested the app on 10.13 and clean 10.14 so suspect it is something local to your machine


2019-10-23 17:53

reporter   ~0046843

@cbradney: "thank you" for the sad news :-((
It is not what is specified at Currently it says:

Current development candidate: Scribus 1.5.5
- Mac OS X 10.10 or higher:


2019-10-23 20:44

administrator   ~0046845

I've confirmed with a fresh install of 10.13 in a new virt, the scribus 1.5.5. 1013 dmg installs and runs fine


2019-10-23 20:46

administrator   ~0046846

Last edited: 2019-10-23 21:16

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If someone wants to build Scribus on 10.10/.11, it will likely work ok.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-10-20 19:20 milo New Issue
2019-10-21 07:20 ale Note Added: 0046815
2019-10-21 07:56 samarutuk File Added: Bildschirmfoto 2019-10-21 um 09.42.17.png
2019-10-21 07:56 samarutuk Note Added: 0046816
2019-10-21 12:28 milo Note Added: 0046817
2019-10-22 05:47 cbradney Note Added: 0046819
2019-10-22 07:02 ale Note Added: 0046820
2019-10-22 15:03 milo Note Added: 0046821
2019-10-23 12:50 samarutuk Note Added: 0046840
2019-10-23 16:59 cbradney Note Added: 0046841
2019-10-23 17:53 milo Note Added: 0046843
2019-10-23 20:44 cbradney Note Added: 0046845
2019-10-23 20:46 cbradney Note Added: 0046846
2019-10-23 21:16 cbradney Note Edited: 0046846 View Revisions