On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 4:47 AM, Keith Wilkinson [via LibreCAD]
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> I am doing some support and development voluntary work in Africa, and I am
> looking for an AutoCAD compatible or close equivalent package for Linux
> The computer I will be setting up will have no Internet access, so I am
> burning everything I need to disk while I am in Europe. Is there a link to
> an offline download install that you can post?
Also, Edubuntu comes with LibreCAD by default. So just installing
Edubuntu DVD will come with all the packages you need. If you install
normal Ubuntu, you could just burn an extra edubuntu DVD and add it as
a software source in Ubuntu Software Center. To add the DVD to ubuntu
software center, see:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu under the section "Third-Party Software Tab" "CD-ROM/DVD"
If you're going to install Ubuntu and use an Edubuntu DVD, I suggest
using the 11.10 beta DVD of edubuntu since it will contain the newest
version of librecad.
You can also do it manually, but it is more labor intensive (see below)
You can download the packages to burn on a CD. You just need to
download the .deb files for the following packages: librecad,
librecad-data, and librecad-doc.
download the version you'd like (probably ~rc1 for now) for your
architecture (either i386, AMD64, etc) for librecad, librecad-data,
and librecad-doc into a new folder. You can then burn that folder onto
To install, open a terminal and navigate to the folder you downloaded them into.
in that folder run:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
which is telling the debian packaging program (dpkg) to install (-i)
all the packages (*.deb) in the folder.
However, you also need to get all the libraries that you are missing
too and follow the above proceedure.
The easiest is to use
in that folder you will have 3
LibreCAD actually comes as a part of Edubuntu, so if you download the
Edubuntu DVD, you will automatically get LibreCAD.