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Old 07-07-2015, 12:52 PM   #1
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difficulty installing FreeCad on linux mint "Rebecca" 17.1


I posted a similar question a few weeks ago on the sticky " what programs would you like to see ported to linux?"
I don't intend to duplicate questions and got some excellent responses on the previous thread.
However I am still unable to load this program to linux and have not heard from anyone who has done so successfully.
I am beginning to think that there is something wrong with the "Rebecca" release. Either that or I have suffered a pre-frontal lobotomy and should no longer be allowed a key board in front of me.
So the question is, has anyone been able to install FreeCad on the Linux Mint "Rebecca" release? If so how does it run? I have it on a Win Vista OS but it has a lot of malfunctions and was hoping it would run better under linux.
The hardware I am using should be more than adequate. It is an older Dell Inspirion with a AMD dual core 64bit processor 3gig of ram and a Fire GL graphics card. I have run SolidWorks on this machine when I had a seat but can no longer afford the 5K Dassault wants to use their software. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
 
Old 07-07-2015, 01:06 PM   #2
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Hi...

I'm guessing the easy way isn't working.

Not sure I can help you with your issue but what kind of error messages are you receiving?

Regards...
 
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:29 PM   #3
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With LMDE I found it's even easier than that link, simply "apt-get install freecad".
As ardvark71 asks, what happens when you try to install it? Also, come to that, how are you trying to install it?
 
Old 07-07-2015, 02:29 PM   #4
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yep tried that and after "sudo apt get update" I get update unavailable. any clues?
 
Old 07-07-2015, 02:36 PM   #5
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Does an update and upgrade work OK. Can you install other things? What does the following return?
Code:
apt-cache search freecad
 
Old 07-07-2015, 03:53 PM   #6
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apt-cache search freecad in terminal results in just another line with my name and machine id apearing. This is the first program I have tried to install on this os. I have another box similar to this one without the graphics card that has linux mint maya os and have loaded other programs successfully. I see release 17.2 has been issued. Is Mint going the was of Microsoft? Is there something wrong with "Rebbecca?
 
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It is possible that FreeCad isn't in the repositories of Mint Rebecca but it would help if you could confirm that you can install software. Have you updated your system yet?
I wouldn't worry about 17.2 being released -- if you keep your system up to date, as you should, then you'll probably be on 17.2 anyway.
 
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