Ubuntu 20.04 and Daily Builds (Freecad 0.19)

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kkremitzki
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Re: Ubuntu 20.04

Postby kkremitzki » Tue May 05, 2020 4:54 pm

Great, thanks, I'll do some investigation on building it this way and if it works I can submit a bugfix for the Ubuntu package, although that process can take a bit.
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Re: Ubuntu 20.04

Postby leoheck » Sat May 23, 2020 7:07 pm

Hi kkremitzki, do you have any idea if this PPA can be achieved for Ubuntu 20.04?

AppImage is not perfect for me since I have scripts that use python sources from Freecad in the command line without the Freecad app itself (mostly to avoid the GUI) and the AppImage does not gives us these python scripts. Maybe mounting/unpacking it I can have that, but it is not there out-of-the-box like when installing through the apt and/or deb files. I am saying that because I don't use Freecad in only one machine, and I have other friends that use it and they are really slow to learn new tricks.
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Re: Ubuntu 20.04

Postby kkremitzki » Sat May 23, 2020 8:59 pm

It's possible but I've only just cleared out some prerequisites to be able to address this... I should hopefully have it done soon ™, over the next couple weeks I'd guess.
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Re: Ubuntu 20.04

Postby leoheck » Sat May 23, 2020 11:37 pm

Alright, this looks promising. Let us know if you are facing something hard to overcome.
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Re: Ubuntu 20.04

Postby mderouss » Mon May 25, 2020 3:34 pm

FYI, following hko's approach ( thankyou ! ), and some excellent build documentation ( quite a rarity, thankyou :D ), I've also managed to now get an apparently working ( at least so far... ) build of .19 for Ubuntu 20.04. There appears to be an issue with some missing VTL related files, but this did not prevent the build - not sure what the root cause is, it may simply be a problem with the VTL cmakes. There is already a launchpad bug raised for this. I didn't analyse all the warnings kicked out by the build, most looked benign, though there were some 'potential use before initialised' ones that might be worth looking at.