Installing RC5 on Linux Mint 13 cinnamon

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Installing RC5 on Linux Mint 13 cinnamon

Postby jadit » Fri May 18, 2012 4:27 pm

I've struggled on all versions of Mint but now I'm baffled. I'd love an idiots guide if anyone has one. If not I'll go back to Mint10 - Qcad is a brilliant program but it shouldn't be this hard to get it up and running :cry: :?
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Re: Installing RC5 on Linux Mint 13 cinnamon

Postby andrew » Fri May 18, 2012 4:35 pm

Please try to be much more specific as to what the problem is. E.g.
- You don't know what to do with the downloaded file.
- You have installed QCAD but it does not run (error messages, what happens when you try to run it, etc).
- QCAD runs but does not behave as expected.
- etc.

Thanks.

P.S.: The basic installation procedure is:
- download the QCAD installer (.bin file)
- make the downloaded file executable
- run the installer
- run QCAD
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Re: Installing RC5 on Linux Mint 13 cinnamon

Postby jadit » Fri May 18, 2012 4:56 pm

Hi Andrew, I've dowloaded and unapacked the tar file. I've made the qcad.bin "executable" within properties. I've opened a termininal window and changed the active directory to one containing the bin file and- now what is supoosed to happen?
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Re: Installing RC5 on Linux Mint 13 cinnamon

Postby andrew » Fri May 18, 2012 5:07 pm

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
cd qcad-3.0.0-rc5-prof-linux-x86
./qcad


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.
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Re: Installing RC5 on Linux Mint 13 cinnamon

Postby jadit » Fri May 18, 2012 5:43 pm

Hi again Andrew, I did as you suggested:

- download the QCAD installer (.bin file) (qcad-3.0.0-rc5-prof-linux-x86.bin)
- make the downloaded file executable (cahnged it's permissions in Properties to "executable"
- run the installer (clicked on qcad-3.0.0-rc5-prof-linux-x86.bin and ... nothing happened?
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Re: Installing RC5 on Linux Mint 13 cinnamon

Postby jadit » Fri May 18, 2012 5:44 pm

Sorry crossed in the post
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Re: Installing RC5 on Linux Mint 13 cinnamon

Postby jadit » Fri May 18, 2012 6:41 pm

Thanks Andrew - I did of course reinstall cinnamon to replace mate (blue-tooth problems) and completely forgot about installing 'ia32-libs'. It did not allow me to run the installer but I manually extracted the tar file and created a link to the qcad.bin file and all is well. Many thanks for you patience. I'm really impressed by your diligence
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