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


Hi, Joerg!

On 2018-01-09 18:49, Jörg Hermann wrote:
> Is this behaviour somehow related to https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1677545

Maybe... remotely.
KISYS3DMOD's default path, as well as it's handling, seems to be off a bit.

My question is: Is Kicad supposed to work with ~/... in general or - for some very good reason - needs the expanded (absolute) /home/<username>/... ?
If ~/... is an acceptable pathname, then there is a bug to hunt in the latest git.

In other words: Where is the code where file + pathnames are abstracted to make it work across all platforms in this case?
kicad.git/common/env_paths.cpp ?



>> On 9. Jan 2018, at 15:38, Nick Østergaard <oe.nick@xxxxxxxxx <mailto: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:
>>         KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
>>         KICAD_SPICE=ON
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