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Re: Kicad from scratch: pcbnew: cannot use ~/ for home directory for KISYS3DMOD path?


Is this behaviour somehow related to https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1677545

> On 9. Jan 2018, at 15:38, Nick Østergaard <oe.nick@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> If you really want to start from scratch then you may also want to remove the ~/.cache/kicad  (or there about, I am not on linux right now). But it is not as important, it only contains the scene graph model cache. (Or what ever it is really called)
> 2018-01-09 14:55 GMT+01:00 Clemens Koller <cko@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:cko@xxxxxxxxx>>:
> Hi!
> I am testing latest-git on Linux, collecting some UX issues when starting Kicad from scratch (*):
> On a new installation, I cannot execute 3D Shape Downloader out of the box. KISYS3DMOD points to ~/SW/share/kicad/modules/packages3d after installation to ~/SW/share/kicad/bin.
> This folder doesn't exist yet at this point, but could be created by Kicad.
> (The behaviour is still the same even when ~/SW/share/kicad/modules/packages3d was created in advance.)
> The 3D Shape Downloader then tells me:
> "It's not possible to write in the selected directory. Please choose anothe one."
> When I press "Default 3D Path", I would expect that it resets the path to a default working one,
> but an message tells me that "KISYS3DMOD path not defined , or not existing".
> Anyway it's possible to hit the Next-> button just to realize than after an hour of downloading, the download is going to fail -> Duh!
> When I replace the ~/ with /home/admin/ everything seems to work.
> Is there a reason that the ~ cannot be used from within Kicad?
> Regards,
> Clemens
> (*) Kicad rebuilt from src and started from scratch after rm ~/.config/kicad
> ---
> Application: kicad
> Version: (2018-01-08 <tel:%282018-01-08> revision 0e9c8a423)-master, release build
> Libraries:
>     wxWidgets 3.0.3
>     libcurl/7.57.0 OpenSSL/1.1.0g zlib/1.2.11 libidn2/2.0.4 libpsl/0.19.1 (+libidn2/2.0.4) libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.29.0
> Platform: Linux 4.14.12-1-ARCH x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
> Build Info:
>     wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 2.24
>     Boost: 1.66.0
>     Curl: 7.57.0
>     Compiler: GCC 7.2.1 with C++ ABI 1011
> Build settings:

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