[SOLVED] OpenSCAD missing after upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina

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jerkins
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[SOLVED] OpenSCAD missing after upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina

Post by jerkins » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:21 pm

I recently upgraded my system from 18.something to 19.2 Tina. All went very well, apart from one problem that I've only just noticed... OpenSCAD has vanished, and I don't seem able to download it using apt or the synaptic package manager. This is software that I use a LOT!

Is this a known issue?

I know I could probably download the source and attempt to build it myself, but I'd much rather use an 'official and supported release.

Help would be appreciated.
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Re: OpenSCAD missing after upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina

Post by catweazel » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:24 pm

jerkins wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:21 pm
I don't seem able to download it using apt or the synaptic package manager.
More information is needed. What exactly happens when you don't seem [to be] able to download it using apt or the synaptic package manager?

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... -10-18-04/
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Re: OpenSCAD missing after upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina

Post by jerkins » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:45 am

OK - due to desperation - my description was incomplete!

In synaptic the OpenSCAD package simply doesn't appear when I search for it. With apt it just comes back to say that the package can't be found (or words to that effect).

However, that link seems to be exactly what I need to move on, so many thanks for that. :D

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Re: OpenSCAD missing after upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina

Post by jerkins » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:52 am

...and it worked!

Many thanks, that helped a lot.

David

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