When installing with the tar.gz package, you don't have to change any file permissions or make anything executable.
After extracting the tar.gz, you can run QCAD by running the file called 'qcad'. E.g.:
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tar xfvz qcad-3.0.0-rc5-prof-linux-x86.tar.gz
Assuming that you have probably already tried this, here's a list with the most common problems:
- You are trying to run QCAD (32bit) on a 64bit Linux installation. -> Install the package 'ia32-libs' for your distribution first.
- A library that is required by QCAD is not installed. -> Check with the command ldd ./qcad
- Do not attempt to run QCAD as user 'root' as 'root' might not be able to run GUI applications such as QCAD.