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Old 10-20-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Problem running freeCAD on openSUSE 12.3


Hello,
Yesterday I installed freeCAD using the command line

#zypper in freecad

now when I try to run it nothing happens. I checked the command running it from the start menu and it was "freeCAD" but on the command line there is no such command

I checked Yast again and it was installed
What could be the problem?
Thanks.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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Assume FreeCAD-0.13.480f28-1.6 from the Pacman repo.

The executable 'FreeCAD' is not in the PATH. ( The launcher says : Exec=FreeCAD.)
And the 'FreeCAD' libraries are not in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

FreeCAD can be started with :
$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib(64)/FreeCAD/lib/ && /usr/lib(64)/FreeCAD/bin/FreeCAD

P.S. : You can also edit the launcher to :
Exec=export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib64/FreeCAD/lib/ && /usr/lib64/FreeCAD/bin/FreeCAD
Or if it's a 32 bits OS:
Exec=export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/FreeCAD/lib/ && /usr/lib/FreeCAD/bin/FreeCAD

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Last edited by knudfl; 10-20-2013 at 06:41 PM.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Quote:
/usr/lib64/FreeCAD/bin/FreeCAD
That is one major BUG !!!
putting the "/usr/bin" folder in the lib folder
 
Old 10-21-2013, 01:59 AM   #4
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Thanks knudfl it is now running, but there is still a little problem,
when I try to start a workplace I get this error and no tools appear:
Code:
PartDesign.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 
Old 10-21-2013, 03:59 AM   #5
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# 4 .

Buggy packaging. As @ John VV says : Bug.

Solution : $ cd /usr/lib64/FreeCAD/lib
$ su
# ln -s ../Mod/PartDesign/PartDesign.so

Then you can select : Start >> Complete
And : File >> New

.... Other problems might appear with the Suse FreeCAD package ?
.... Strange is that the Ubuntu packages are packed correctly :
FreeCAD works out of the box in e.g. Ubuntu 13.04 .

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Last edited by knudfl; 10-21-2013 at 04:02 AM.
 
Old 10-21-2013, 04:20 PM   #6
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Thank you for your help,
I am using it instead of sketchup so I hope it would run smoothly from now on,
I never liked Ubuntu, I try every LTS version but still I hate it. so, I will stick with this buggy version for now.

Thank you again for your help
 
Old 10-21-2013, 04:44 PM   #7
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if you are trying to use FreeCAD instead of "sketchup"
you might want to use Blender instead
Code:
su -
yum install blender
but it dose depend on what it is you are doing
I use blender a lot for astronomical bodies ( small bodies) asteroids ,comets,and minor moons

things like comet ison
http://forum.celestialmatters.org/vi....php?f=4&t=579
Neptune's moon larissa
http://www.shatters.net/forum/viewto...p?f=30&t=17375
Comet halley
http://imgbox.com/g/RNIxAUX4K2
 
Old 10-22-2013, 01:09 AM   #8
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Which is easier to learn, FreeCAD or blender?
I'm using it in DIY projects, nothing professional.
 
Old 10-22-2013, 02:24 AM   #9
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if what you need is a blueprint , say for a table with drawers
and the dovetailing in the joints


use freeCAD

you will not be able to get measurements in blender
 
  


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