Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Nov 12 01:04:57 PST 2013

So, you haven’t installed scribus with python support. Try adding one of the python variants.

On Nov 11, 2013, at 19:22, Stan Sanderson <stansand at> wrote:

> ~ $ port installed scribus
> The following ports are currently installed:
>   scribus @1.4.3_0 (active)
> ~ $ port variants scribus
> scribus has the variants:
>    debug: Enable debug binaries
>    podofo: Use podofo
>    python26: Add python 2.6 interface
>      * conflicts with python27
>    python27: Add python 2.7 interface
>      * conflicts with python26
>    universal: Build for multiple architectures
> On Nov 11, 2013, at 3:55 PM, Eric Gallager <egall at> wrote:
>> What variants do you have Scribus installed with? You can do `port installed scribus` to find out. `port variants scribus` shows which python variants it has available.
>> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 4:06 PM, Stan Sanderson <stansand at> wrote:
>>> I have installed Scribus and the application itself works as expected. However, Scribus has built-in python scripting. Two scripts, a calendar wizard and a script to provide font samples, simply hang if invoked. Another script providing color samples and information, appears to run as expected.
>>> As far as I know, the python pieces are in place, also installed through MacPorts. I have tried the same version of Scribus on my iMac using Win XP Pro (using Boot Camp), and the scripts work correctly.
>>> I know nothing about python scripting, such as setting breakpoints or turning on logging.
>>> Question: has anyone been successful in running these Scribus scripts?

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