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Re: Kicad from scratch: pcbnew: cannot use ~/ for home directory for KISYS3DMOD path?
You have to look at KISYSMOD and then KISYS3DMOD which appends to the path
made for KISYSMOD
On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 6:01 PM, Clemens Koller <cko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, Joerg!
> On 2018-01-09 18:49, Jörg Hermann wrote:
> > Is this behaviour somehow related to https://bugs.launchpad.net/
> 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:
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> ---
> >> 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:
> >> USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> >> USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> >> KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> >> KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> >> KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> >> KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
> >> BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
> >> KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
> >> KICAD_SPICE=ON
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