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Old 01-16-2005, 04:52 PM   #1
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HOWTO build gerbv (gerber viewer) on RH8 and remain sane


In order to install the gerbv (gerber viewer) on stock RH8 do

0. download gerbv 1.0 from http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/gerbv/
1. download libpng from ftp://ftp.geda.seul.org/pub/geda/dis...g-1.2.1.tar.gz
2. download libpng-1.2.8-config.tar.gz from http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...?group_id=5624

3. tar xvfz libpng-1.2.1.tar.gz
4. cd libpng-1.2.1
5. copy appropriate makefile.linux from "scripts" to Makefile in the current directory
6. make
7. su
8. make install

9. tar xvfz libpng-1.2.8-config.tar.gz
10. cd libpng-1.2.8-config
11. ./configure
12. make
13. su
14. make install

15. tar xvfz gerbv-1.0.0.tar.gz
16. cd gerbv-1.0.0
17. ./configure
18. make
19. su
20. make install

I am assuming (with no data which could support my assumption) that
steps 3,4,5,6,7,8 are NOT necessary... but hey, it works for me.
I've build gerbv 1.0 on stock RH8.

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Old 01-26-2005, 04:55 PM   #2
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new gerbv installed

I was successful installing gerbv & it executes OK - a window is created - but (the big but), the file menu only recognizes "project" files, not gerber files. I don't know if it's the right type of project file, but I tried one of the project files that came with the libpng tarball (e.g., "x86-shared.proj") & gerbv produces the message "Failed to load project." I only want to view gerber files, so why should I need a project file? I don't see an obvious way to create a project file even it I wanted to. I know you said you didn't have input files to test your gerbv installation. I have plenty of gerber files I need to look at. Did you ever view a gerber file with your install? Has anyone you know (or don't know) every viewed a gerber file with gerbv?

-- Vaughn
 
Old 01-26-2005, 06:17 PM   #3
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Yes, it works for me.

Try the following. At the command prompt type

man gerbv

you will get on the screen

SYNOPSIS
gerbv [OPTIONS] [gerberfile[s]]

etc etc etc

and then scroll down 'til the chapter PROJECTS

Igor
 
Old 01-27-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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OK, now I figured it out, or at least part of it...

Thanks for your help.

-- Vaughn
 
Old 01-27-2005, 05:11 PM   #5
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Which part is not clear (yet) ?
 
  


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