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How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby andredahl » 2020-10-29 10:47

Been looking around but can not find a clear process on how to install freecad. Anyone that can give me help here ?
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby arochester » 2020-10-29 11:21

Open Synaptic.

Do a search for freecad. (The search button is top right)

Click the freecad box.

Click on Apply.
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby andredahl » 2020-10-29 11:24

Thanks, but the freecad is not listed there which means I am still back to square 1. ???????
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby andredahl » 2020-10-29 11:52

Thanks, I have allready that page, and it is a warning there, one should use synaptic to install. How can I use synaptic to install it when it is not listed ?
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby arochester » 2020-10-29 12:03

What does your sources list say?
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby stevepusser » 2020-10-29 12:09

This seems like an absolute beginner that doesn't even know yet that Synaptic can display the sources. Let's be nice and ask the OP to show the output of "cat /etc/apt/sources.list" in a terminal. Don't include the quote marks in the command.
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby andredahl » 2020-10-29 12:11

Yes I am a beginner to debian :-)

Source list:

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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.6.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 202$

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.6.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20200$

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby sunrat » 2020-10-29 22:28

It appears you were not connected to the internet when you installed which is why your sources only show DVD1. Time to start reading some documentation and learning how to use Debian. The wiki is your friend.
Easiest way - If you have access to the internet, go to https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList#Exa ... urces.list and copy/paste the example (include the contrib and non-free section as you may need that eventually) into your sources.list and you will be able to install all packages from online sources.
If you don't have internet and really need to install packages from DVD2 or 3, you will have to add those to your sources.list. There should have been a section during installation which would have asked you to add those but obviously you didn't. Again, the wiki is your friend to find out how to do that now.
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby andredahl » 2020-12-04 15:58

it is difficult to be on internet when one is using wifi, which Debian do not accept in the installation process. However using the neighbors internet and ethernetcable both wifi and freecad were found in the Synaptic package.

Case closed

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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby RU55EL » 2020-12-04 16:50

andredahl wrote:it is difficult to be on internet when one is using wifi, which Debian do not accept in the installation process.


This is not true. If you have non-proprietary wifi hardware Debian will ask you if you want to log in to a wifi network during the installation process.

Also, you can install freecad by entering the following command at a command prompt:
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# apt update && apt upgrade
# apt install freecad


[edit] Added the update commands before the installation command [/edit]
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby andredahl » 2020-12-05 09:49

Partly thru.

Not all .iso files actaully ask for firmware. I have experienced one - once.

Ethernet cable is a must when installing Debian.

Using apt install requires that the system is updated and upgraded, then it will work.
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-12-05 10:06

andredahl wrote:Ethernet cable is a must when installing Debian.

Not if you use one of the unofficial images that already contain the non-free firmware. The official installation guide provides a link to those images, I pointed you to it in your other thread but apparently you prefer complaining over reading.
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby RU55EL » 2020-12-05 17:54

andredahl wrote:Partly thru.

Not all .iso files actaully ask for firmware. I have experienced one - once.


This makes no sense. An .iso file is a storage format, it won't ask for anything.

Assuming you mean that not all Debian installation software will ask for firmware, you have to take the particular computer hardware that you are using into account. If your hardware does not require non-free firmware the Debian installation software will not ask for firmware. If the hardware that you are installing Debian on has proprietary hardware (such as a wifi card that requires non-free firmware) the Debian installation software will ask for firmware.

So, basically, the hardware that you are installing Debian on determines if the Debian software asks for firmware.

The reason for this is that Debian, by default, doesn't include proprietary software. If you install Ubuntu, for instance, you will not have the same problem because proprietary software is included by default.

This is not a mistake, Debian is made that way for a reason.

andredahl wrote:Using apt install requires that the system is updated and upgraded, then it will work.


Yes, before installing software it is a good idea to make sure Debian is up to date:
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# apt update && upgrade
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Re: How to install freecad in the synaptic package manager

Postby RU55EL » 2020-12-05 18:06

andredahl wrote:Yes I am a beginner to debian :-)

Source list:

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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.6.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 202$

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.6.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20200$

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib


Assuming that your computer is not air-gaped.
From SourcesList at Debian Wiki
If you also need the contrib and non-free components, add contrib non-free after main. For example, for Debian 10/Buster:

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free
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