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How To Install Scribus on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Scribus on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Scribus on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Scribus is a free and open-source desktop publishing (DTP) application that allows users to create and edit documents such as brochures, magazines, and newsletters. It contains all the functionality that a high-end program would have, including image editing, vector drawing, and layout creation. Scribus is suitable for use on a wide range of platforms, including Linux, macOS, and Windows, and it is available in a range of languages.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Scribus on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Scribus on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Scribus on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, Scribus is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now we add the PPA repository to your Ubuntu system:

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/scribus.gpg] https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/scribus/ppa/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/scribus.list

Next, import the GPG key using the following command:

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/scribus.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys DD9317F8768E710104B4846DB70D6F7664B6EE15 > /dev/null

After adding the repository, install the Scribus application using the apt manager:

sudo aptupdate
sudo apt install scribus

Step 3. Accessing Scribus on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Scribus. Alternatively, you can open Scribus via the terminal using the following command:


Install Scribus on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Scribus. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Scribus on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Scribus website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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