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Old 02-22-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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Question DIA install to Ubuntu 14.04


I am trying to install DIA 0.97 to my machine which is running:

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty

After getting numerous compilation errors due to unmet dependencies (including freetype) which I resolved through installing each of them. Eventually I got to the following errors but cannot see how to get past them:

Code:
ypes -Wmissing-declarations -finline-functions -fstrict-aliasing -Wpointer-arith -Winit-self -Wformat-nonliteral -MT render_eps.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/render_eps.Tpo -c render_eps.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/render_eps.o
mv -f .deps/diapsrenderer.Tpo .deps/diapsrenderer.Plo
render_eps.c: In function ‘export_render_eps’:
render_eps.c:113:22: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size [-Wpointer-to-int-cast]
   renderer->pstype = (guint)user_data;
                      ^
mv -f .deps/render_eps.Tpo .deps/render_eps.Plo
make[3]: *** [diapsft2renderer.lo] Error 1
make[3]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
mv -f .deps/paginate_psprint.Tpo .deps/paginate_psprint.Plo
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/tom/Downloads/dia-0.97/plug-ins/postscript'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/tom/Downloads/dia-0.97/plug-ins'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/tom/Downloads/dia-0.97'
make: *** [all] Error 2
Can anyone help me with this?

Last edited by tombelcher7; 02-22-2014 at 04:12 PM.
 
Old 02-23-2014, 09:10 AM   #2
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The very old "dia-0.97" :
Year 2009. Compiled OK with Fedora 12, Ubuntu 9.10? five years ago.

Late Ubuntu's , dia-0.97.2 : $ sudo apt-get install dia
Dia http://sourceforge.net/projects/dia-...es/dia/0.97.2/
Ubuntu source packages 0.97.2 http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/trusty/dia
> dia_0.97.2.orig.tar.xz + dia_0.97.2-15ubuntu1.debian.tar.gz .

Compiling the old "dia-0.97" :
$ make distclean && export CC=gcc-4.4 CXX=g++-4.4 && ./configure && make

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Old 02-23-2014, 10:11 AM   #3
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Why not simply:

Code:
sudo apt-get install dia
???
 
Old 02-23-2014, 11:01 AM   #4
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didn't realise there was a package for it i'll try it.................
 
Old 02-23-2014, 11:11 AM   #5
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OK I see what people mean by old; I was holding out hopes that it was a good quality, easy to use piece of software.

Can anyone suggest any opensource software for modeling relational databases which is free to use?

i.e. something which is not tied into using a particular database such as Mysql work bench or MS SQL server diagrams?

It's a shame there isn't a hybrid between dia and violet UML as that would be good.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 02-23-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
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There is a VISIO alternative www.lucidchart.com. It works quite well considering it is a web based app. I was impressed whrn I tried it.

DIA isn't bad but it has a few quirks.

If you google for "visio alternative multiplatform on-line free" you'll get a number of hits. But most reviews are not that useful. Often OODraw is recommended, but I can't take those drawing capabilities seriously.

Based on that reviewing quality I am afraid you have to try out some to see what fits your needs.

PS: I know you did not ask for a Visio alternative. But as it happens Visio is quite good at what you do.

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