Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
dpkg
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Unsupported Software
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
A.S. Pushkin
Guru
Guru


Joined: 09 Nov 2002
Posts: 322
Location: dx/dt, dy/dt, dz/dt, t

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:31 am    Post subject: dpkg Reply with quote

I have installed dpkg installed from Portage.

I'd like to install BricsCAD in Gentoo rather than into a Debian based Linux running in Virtualbox.
I normally install using standard Gentoo methods, i.s. emerge, but I'm wondering how other Gentoo
users see this. BricsCAD offers deb, rpm and custom installation files.

I'd appreciate any suggestions or thoughts.

By the way, I"ve just installed BricsCAD for Linux in my laptop that runs Linux Mint. Not free
BricsCAD is quite amazing and anyone considering a real CAD program should take a look.
Bricsys supporting Linux is great and I sure want to support them.
_________________
ASPushkin

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ionen
Guru
Guru


Joined: 06 Dec 2018
Posts: 538

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When dealing with other package managers if lazy I just extract them and move the files to some non-system location, otherwise make a proper ebuild that would install it in /opt and check dependencies properly.

In case of deb, you can extract them with just "ar x file.deb" without dpkg.

Edit: That aside if you want a debian environment on the fly, just chroot is enough :) Then you can run X applications on your real X server (outside chroot) by setting proper permissions, much less invasive than a full on VM unless you have security concerns or kernel incompatibility.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
A.S. Pushkin
Guru
Guru


Joined: 09 Nov 2002
Posts: 322
Location: dx/dt, dy/dt, dz/dt, t

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great information. I really appreciate it and will use it as you suggest. You make a point about /opt
I had not considered though I'm certainly aware. I'm also using ExpressVPN with another distro
so this will be very good advice.

Thank you much!
_________________
ASPushkin

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
turtles
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Posts: 1389

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A.S. Pushkin How do you like BricsCAD? Have you tried Qcad?
_________________
Donate to Gentoo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
A.S. Pushkin
Guru
Guru


Joined: 09 Nov 2002
Posts: 322
Location: dx/dt, dy/dt, dz/dt, t

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have tried qcad, but I wanted something that might be dwg compliant.

Not free, but BricsCAD is more than I had done in AutoCAD or Microstation.

I decided from the start to go with the Platinum version with Sheetmetal
and BIM. Yeah, not free, but I went also with the maintenance agreement,
though I have had virtually no need for tech support, but it was the new
versions I wanted. Last year they rolled sheetmetal in Platinum for what it called
Ultimate. So now I have 2D drafting along side 3D modeling, mechanical and
more.

In the Linux version you lack the Microsqueeze programming language, but still
have AutoLisp, which I used on big project back in the 1990s. It saved me around
2000 hours on three projects, including electrical design on a 1.5 million sqft mall.

One thing running Linux brings is TRAZAR an add on for piping and electrical that is free
to Linux users. I've done no production work in BricsCAD at this time, but I see real possibility.

As they support Linux I have to say I would like to support BricsCAD. Saying that I have
no connection to the company. For me there is a bit of a learning curve as I have been away from
CAD a long time, though never lost interest, and 3D is way out of my background.

One last thing, Rhino, caught my attention, but was not available for Linux. It looks as though
it or part of it may have been rolled into v20.
_________________
ASPushkin

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
turtles
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Posts: 1389

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A.S. Pushkin wrote:
I have tried qcad, but I wanted something that might be dwg compliant.
.


Qcad professional bought into the open design alliance, and thus has the latest dwg compatibility, you can share dwg files from qcad with architects and engineers now.

I was thinking of helping Qcad port to libredwg https://www.gnu.org/software/libredwg years ago but never got the time.

A.S. Pushkin wrote:

In the Linux version you lack the Microsqueeze programming language, but still
have AutoLisp, which I used on big project back in the 1990s. It saved me around
2000 hours on three projects, including electrical design on a 1.5 million sqft mall.
.


Wow are you an EE? That AutoLisp seems really interesting I'd love to here more.
What did you use if for? layout? doing load calcs?
Qcad has some scripting options https://qcad.org/en/qcad-scripting but I have not had the time to do that yet.

I have been using Qcad professional for doing 2D electrical layout and 1 lines for the past few years now and am getting comfortable with it.
I had no prior CAD experience or training, I started out as a field electrician and never went to engineering school so I am just self taught in terms of CAD.
_________________
Donate to Gentoo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Unsupported Software All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum