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[SOLVED] Has anybody installed Librecad 2.0.0rc2 yet?

Postby janthree on Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:38 am

Has anybody installed Librecad 2.0.0rc2 yet? I would like to update to 2.0 but need some guidance on the best installation procedure since it is not showing up in Synaptic.

Thanks.
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Re: Has anybody installed Librecad 2.0.0rc2 yet?

Postby Monsta on Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:10 am

Please post the output of:
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inxi -Sr
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Re: Has anybody installed Librecad 2.0.0rc2 yet?

Postby janthree on Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:50 pm

Thanks for the response Monsta,

Here's the output of inxi -Sr


System: Kernel 3.10-2-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro LinuxMint 1 debian
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian upstream import main
deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-d ... t/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-d ... multimedia testing main non-free


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Re: Has anybody installed Librecad 2.0.0rc2 yet?

Postby Monsta on Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:53 am

Librecad 2.0 doesn't show up in Synaptic because you haven't added the repository for it. It's currently only in Debian Experimental.

To get it, add the repository:
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su -c 'echo deb http://http.debian.net/debian experimental main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/exp.list'
then update the package lists and install:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -t experimental install librecad
and then remove the experimental repository (you probably wouldn't want to keep it):
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sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/exp.list
sudo apt-get update
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Re: Has anybody installed Librecad 2.0.0rc2 yet?

Postby janthree on Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:53 am

Your commands worked like a charm Monsta. LibreCad 2.0.0rc2 is installed and running without a hitch. Let me say that the kind of clear, concise, straight-forward advice you gave is what keeps Linux running for novices like me. Thank you.

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Re: [SOLVED] Has anybody installed Librecad 2.0.0rc2 yet?

Postby krustybaguette on Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:14 pm

I was able to add the repos and install Librecad with no problems, but when I clicked on the Help/Manual I got the "Buggers, I couldn't find the helpfiles on the system" message. Can't find any additional packages to install on Synaptic or Software Manager. No sign of it on the Librecad web site either.
Also Help/About reports not version 2.0.0rc2 but

Version: 1.0.1
SCM Revision: 1.0.0
Compiled on: Feb 21 2012
Portions (c) 2011 by R. van Twisk

Is there a different repository for the RC/experimental version?
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Re: [SOLVED] Has anybody installed Librecad 2.0.0rc2 yet?

Postby Monsta on Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:12 am

Version 2.0.1+nolibs-1 is in Debian Unstable repo right now. I don't know if it will fix the problem, but you can try it anyway.
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