Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dell Mini 9

I bought a Mini 9 from Dell for £279, which comes with Ubuntu 8.04
HeeksCAD works well on it.

The Open CASCADE package from http://www.opennovation.org/ubuntu/ wouldn't download.
It said Failed to fetch http://www.opennovation.org/ubuntu/dists/hardy/Release
Unable to find expected entry main/binary-lpia/Packages in
Meta-index file (malformed Release file)
So, I had to download the Open CASCADE source code and build it. It took over 6 hours to build.
But it worked.

1 comment:

Dan Heeks said...

To build Open CASCADE, I downloaded the source code. www.opencascade.org ( it was called OpenCASCADE_src.tgz ) and extracted it. I got packages called tk8.4 and tk8.4-dev from Synaptic Package Manager

I typed in a terminal:
cd Desktop/OpenCASCADE6.3.0/ros
mkdir build
cd build
flags="--with-gl-include=/usr/include --with-gl-library=/usr/lib"
flags="$flags --with-xmu-include=/usr/X11R6/include/X11"
flags="$flags --with-xmu-library=/usr/X11R6/lib"
flags="$flags --with-tcl=/usr/share/tcltk/tcl8.4"
flags="$flags --with-tk=/usr/share/tcltk/tk8.4"
flags="$flags --disable-debug --enable-production"
../configure $flags
sudo make
sudo make install
sudo ldconfig