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12 Jun 2016 14:47 - 12 Jun 2016 21:26 #75860 by grump
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Hi guys at last I can contribute something.
Sorry if it has already been covered but I am so overjoyed in my success I want to share it.
I have been battling to install Freecad on my newly installed system without joy until I discovered the backports.
The Wheezy backport info is wrong and it's too long to go into, suffice to say a bug report has been logged.

For those of you who want to use Freecad and install it on your Linuxcnc machine this is how I managed to do it.
Be sure to leave the de in the line I tried uk and us to no avail and discovered the German repository seems to be the only port that works.

Add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list
ftp.de.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy-backports/
deb ftp.de.debian.org/debian sid main

Open a terminal and type or copy & paste:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install freecad

Wish you all success, let me know how you get on.
Any issues please report back here and I will go through my history to see what else I may have done but I am pretty sure this is a fix.
Last edit: 12 Jun 2016 21:26 by grump.

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13 Jun 2016 09:44 - 13 Jun 2016 09:46 #75902 by grump
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BE WARNED!!!!!
If you follow this path delete the repository after you have installed Freecad.
The next update / dist-upgrade it will install Debian 8 and wipe out your prized cnc options DAMHIKT????????
Back to the drawing board and yet another fresh install of Linuxcnc for me.
Last edit: 13 Jun 2016 09:46 by grump.
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13 Jun 2016 23:55 #75944 by tommylight
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Glad to see you are not giving up !!! :cheer:
Tom

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14 Jun 2016 05:28 - 15 Jun 2016 13:48 #75957 by grump
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The pc in my shed worked excellent with the above and still does so I maybe have done something more to it than I have mentioned above.
I tried it indoors on spare pc after posting this and disaster befell the poor thing.
I don't really know why I want to do this as I use F-engrave for most of my needs and my cad skills are rusty to say the least.
I tried the Linux cad programs many years ago and compared to Autocad it was like using the Etch-A-Sketch.
They have come a long way since then and I just want to play and compare, simply because I can.
Thanks for the encouragement, I'll have another try later it seems to be a dependencies issue.
Last edit: 15 Jun 2016 13:48 by grump.

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15 Jun 2016 13:26 - 15 Jun 2016 13:49 #76070 by grump
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OK guys here is the latest news.
Either I did something wrong and I am sure I did, or the linux community are super fast at rectifying issues.

This is proven to work on 4 PC's I have now tried without a glitch, the repository back ports carry freecad with all the dependencies.
Add this line to your etc/apt/sources.list:
For those who don't know how to this can be done in gui from the settings in update manager or via the synaptic installer.

deb http.debian.net/debian wheezy-backports main



Open a terminal / shell and type or copy / paste the following:

sudo apt-get update


Then type or copy / paste:

sudo apt-get -t wheezy-backports install freecad


Hope it helps some of you, it has me. I can now brush up on my cad skills albeit on a Etch-A-Sketch.
Last edit: 15 Jun 2016 13:49 by grump.
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