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problems building on ubuntu fresh installation (by GUY)
hello

after doing all that this page says, still have errors and the program will not compile.
https://github.com/solvespace/solvespace/tree/2.x#building-on-linux
is there any one who can finger the problem ?
i tried as root and as a normal user.

i am not a programmer .. and have no idea what i do here.

** i think the build is looking for some GIT files which i dont have. i downloaded the solvespace from the Download page.


[email protected]:~/Downloads/solvespace-2.3/build$ cmake ..
CMake Error at cmake/GetGitCommitHash.cmake:8 (file):
file failed to open for reading (No such file or directory):

/home/guy/Downloads/solvespace-2.3/.git/HEAD
Call Stack (most recent call first):
cmake/GetGitCommitHash.cmake:35 (get_git_commit_hash)
CMakeLists.txt:23 (include)


-- Using in-tree libdxfrw
CMake Error at cmake/GetGitCommitHash.cmake:8 (file):
file failed to open for reading (No such file or directory):

/home/guy/Downloads/solvespace-2.3/.git/HEAD
Call Stack (most recent call first):
cmake/GetGitCommitHash.cmake:35 (get_git_commit_hash)
extlib/libdxfrw/CMakeLists.txt:23 (include)


-- Using in-tree libdxfrw
CMake Error at extlib/libdxfrw/CMakeLists.txt:99 (add_subdirectory):
add_subdirectory given source "extlib/libdxfrw" which is not an existing
directory.


CMake Error at extlib/libdxfrw/CMakeLists.txt:193 (add_subdirectory):
add_subdirectory given source "tools" which is not an existing directory.


CMake Error at extlib/libdxfrw/CMakeLists.txt:194 (add_subdirectory):
add_subdirectory given source "src" which is not an existing directory.


CMake Error at extlib/libdxfrw/CMakeLists.txt:195 (add_subdirectory):
add_subdirectory given source "exposed" which is not an existing directory.


-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/home/guy/Downloads/solvespace-2.3/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
[email protected]:~/Downloads/solvespace-2.3/build$


thank you
Wed Mar 22 2017, 14:16:00
(no subject) (by Andrew Bromley)
I had similar problems when I downloaded the sources, rather than using git clone. So try using git to get the sources.
Thu Mar 23 2017, 09:46:59
lions and tigers and Gits, oh my! (by FOSS Advocate)
'

Hello :)

Brilliant stuff!!! We sooooo need a powerful and accessible CAD tool in the Linux / FOSS ecosystem. Please accept heartfelt thanks and massive respect, and pleeeeeease keep working on this project. ;-P

Only discovered SolveSpace yesterday, following a tip on StackExchange ( specifically blender.stackexchange.com/questions/53293/is-blender-actually-useable-for-engineering ). Somehow it had slipped under my radar after years of unproductive internet searches.

Anyway... back to topic, the (non-) install on Ubuntu.

I too hit this issue. I'm using Linux Mint on older hardware. Mint has Ubuntu roots.

Disappointingly, there was no SolveSpace offered in the GUI Software Manager.

So I tried the usual formula : DOWNLOAD the zip from GitHub, UNPACK, follow the BUILD instructions.

Didn't work. :o(

The error-messages were as-per another forum-post : 'Unable to create a GL context'

(solvespace:21615): glibmm-CRITICAL **:
unhandled exception (type Glib::Error) in signal handler:
domain: gdk-gl-error-quark
code : 0
what : Unable to create a GL context

Hitting the search engine led me to an uncomfortable truth : trapped in poverty, with old Intel hardware, unable to go beyond OpenGL v2, the current version does not support me. :o(

However, a comment elsewhere suggested the older '2.x' branch on GitHub for those unable to run OpenGL-3.

I'm not a coder. I'm unfamiliar with Git and GitHub. I had to do much reading and experimenting.

Probably any GitHub experts can point out what's redundant, but without clear concise documentation ahead of time, I was on my own, practising trial and error, but at least the steps below allowed me to build enough of a working application to be able to follow the first Tutorial (specifically, the reinforced drilled Angle-Bracket, for which, many thanks).

These Bash-Terminal command-line steps are based-on and similar-to what the GitHub-README page says, but it was the branch/version thing that was confusing me. That's why there are lots of spacing and status commands, because I like to see and learn from the output.


$ : mkdir -pvm775 ~/solvespace-github

$ : cd ~/solvespace-github/

$ : git clone --recursive https://github.com/solvespace/solvespace.git

$ : cd ~/solvespace-github/solvespace/

$ : git --git-dir .git --work-tree . status

$ : echo;echo

$ : git checkout "2.x"

$ : echo;echo

$ : git --git-dir .git --work-tree . status

$ : echo;echo

$ : mkdir -pvm775 ../checkout-tests/solvespace-2.x

$ : git clone --local --shared --recursive . ../checkout-tests/solvespace-2.x/

$ : echo;echo

$ : cd ../checkout-tests/solvespace-2.x

$ : git --git-dir .git --work-tree . status

$ : echo;echo

$ : mkdir -pvm775 build

$ : cd build

$ : cmake ..

$ : make

$ : sudo make install

$ : cd

$ : /usr/local/bin/solvespace > /dev/null 2>&1


I think the --recursive flag is significant, but I believe the crucial bit for me on old OpenGL-2 hardware was the step : git checkout "2.x"

It would be nice if Ubuntu or Linux-Mint pre-packaged it and made it available via the GUI.

And please, a sincere request to the Developers, please please pleeeeease don't abandon the 2.x branch for OpenGL-2 trapped users.

Thanks

'
Tue Apr 4 2017, 16:23:35
(no subject) (by whitequark)
I have added source packages to releases. E.g. for 2.3, use https://github.com/solvespace/.../v2.3/solvespace-source.tar.gz.
Sun Apr 16 2017, 05:06:45
building on puppylinux xenialpup64 (flavour of ubuntu xenial) (by charlie)
Hi whitequark,
I've got a try building solvespace using the source code from:
root# git clone --recursive https://github.com/solvespace/solvespace.git

and afterwards doing as given in README.md:
root# mkdir build
root# cd build
root# cmake .. -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release
root# make

In the make step, I got this error message:
root#make
...
-- Checking for module 'json-c'
-- Found json-c, version 0.11.99
-- Checking for modules 'gtkmm-3.0>=3.16;pangomm-1.4;x11'
--
CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-3.5/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:367 (message):
A required package was not found
Call Stack (most recent call first):
/usr/share/cmake-3.5/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:532 (_pkg_check_modules_internal)
CMakeLists.txt:194 (pkg_check_modules)


-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/tmp/solvespace/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".

Here have libgtkmm-3.0 and libgtkmm-3.0-dev version 3.18, libpangomm-1.4 and libpangomm-1.4-dev installed.

I got the same error messages while building on puppylinux Tahr (a ubuntu trusty flavour).

Thanks for any advice!

Charlie
Sun May 21 2017, 06:12:52
(no subject) (by patrovite)
On xubuntu I used "git clone" and after I followed exactly the github instructions.
Sun May 21 2017, 12:51:00
build on xubuntu (by charlie)
Hi patrovite,

thanks for your reply !

which xubuntu flavour did you use? yakketi? zesty. or xenial?

best regards
charlie
Tue May 23 2017, 00:02:29
build on puppylinux derivative xenialpup64-7.8.0.5 (SOLVED) (by charlie)
Hi,

build on puppylinux derivative xenialpup64-7.8.0.5 (SOLVED)

to meet solvespace and gtkmm-3.1.6 dependencies requirements, it needed to load extra dependencies from ubuntu xenial repo; here are they:

libglew1.13_1.13.0-2|libglew1.13|1.13.0-2
libglew-dev_1.13.0-2|libglew-dev|1.13.0-2
libspnav0_0.2.3-1|libspnav0|0.2.3-1
libspnav-dev_0.2.3-1|libspnav-dev|0.2.3-1
libgtkmm-3.0-1v5_3.18.0-1|libgtkmm-3.0-1v5|3.18.0-1
libgtkmm-3.0-dev_3.18.0-1|libgtkmm-3.0-dev|3.18.0-1
libcairomm|libcairomm-1.0-dev|libcairomm|1||||libcairomm-1.0-dev_1.12.0-1_amd64.deb|||
libpangomm|libpangomm-1.4-dev|libpangomm|1||||libpangomm-1.4-dev_2.38.1-1_amd64.deb|||
libglibmm-2.4-dev_2.46.3|libglibmm-2.4-dev|2.46.3|1||||libglibmm-2.4-dev_2.46.3-1_amd64.deb|||
libprotobuf-lite9v5_2.6.1|libprotobuf-lite9v5|2.6.1|1.3||||libprotobuf-lite9v5_2.6.1-1.3_amd64.deb|||
libprotobuf-dev_2.6.1|libprotobuf-dev|2.6.1|1.3||||libprotobuf-dev_2.6.1-1.3_amd64.deb|||
libmircookie2_0.21.0+16.04.20160330|libmircookie2|0.21.0+16.04.20160330|0ubuntu1
libmircookie-dev_0.21.0+16.04.20160330|libmircookie-dev|0.21.0+16.04.20160330|0ubuntu1
gir1.2-atspi-2.0_2.18.3|gir1.2-atspi-2.0|2.18.3|4ubuntu1
gir1.2-glib-2.0_1.46.0|gir1.2-glib-2.0|1.46.0|3ubuntu1
libatspi2.0-dev_2.18.3|libatspi2.0-dev|2.18.3|4ubuntu1

All these allowed to get an error free cmake run; and afterwards a 100% error free make.

HTH ;)
Charlie
Tue May 23 2017, 04:28:57
(no subject) (by patrovite)
@charlie : I use Voyager Linux 16.04LTS. A very nice and complete xubuntu flavour (https://voyagerlive.org/).
Wed May 24 2017, 06:39:29
(no subject) (by User1)
@charlie, could you provide DEB's?
Sun May 28 2017, 08:23:50
version 2.3 build on puppylinux Tahrpup (ubuntu Trusty derivative) (by charlie6)
Hi,
@all
just to mention that
solvespace build requires a glibc version later than the one of trusty.
So I could not build solvespace-2.3 from git.
Best regards
Charlie
Mon May 29 2017, 13:25:33
solvespacexenialpup64-2.3.deb package (by charlie6)
Hi,
@User1 ... and all
here is the link for download:
http://mydrive.ch
user:[email protected]
password:puppylinux

For downloading, check the box in front of solvespacexenialpup64-2.3.deb archive;
then click on the key with red arrow and "Download" or "TÚlÚcharger" text.

note:
0) this archive is given without warranty nor "after sales support" - I miss time even for answering this forum - sorry therefore.
1)the archive size is given 26MB ... I have packaged the deb archive using dpkg-deb puppylinux binary ... I presume the archive not to have been compressed.
2)ther could be missing deps like one of the following, and maybe all:
libjson-c libgtkmm-3.0 libgtkmm-2.4 libpangomm-1.4 libspnav
depending on your xenial session (I do not know about ubuntu xenial stuffs).
Just launch solvespace from a terminal and read the comments about which dep is missing; then I believe launching apt-get 'the_missing_lib' fixes it.

Best regards
Charlie
Mon May 29 2017, 14:36:15
I had to make a small change when compiling on Ubuntu 17.04 (by Anton)
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGLEW.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGLEW.so.1.13
Thu Jun 8 2017, 10:13:27
Puppy L:inux Deb package (by Eric Buijs)
Hi Charlie,

if you're still here. Do you mind if I post your solvespacexenialpup64-2.3.deb package and your comments on the Puppy Linux Discussion Forum. I'm pretty sure it will make some people happy.
Wed Apr 11 2018, 04:38:38
(no subject) (by app4soft)
> comments on the Puppy Linux Discussion Forum

@Eric Buijs, mostly all info (including reference link to this discussion) already exist in related thread[0] on Puppy Linux Forum.

[0] http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=107050
Thu Apr 12 2018, 03:53:28
(no subject) (by Eric Buijs)
@Charlie, I see. Good job.
Thu Apr 12 2018, 09:59:17
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