Package Details: draftsight 2019SP0-2

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Package Base: draftsight
Description: Freeware CAD software for DWG/DXF files.
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Keywords: CAD DWG DXF
Licenses: custom
Submitter: jstamant
Maintainer: oberon2007
Last Packager: oberon2007
Votes: 61
Popularity: 0.396753
First Submitted: 2015-08-10 00:05
Last Updated: 2019-04-11 21:22

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geosam commented on 2018-04-13 15:54

I get the next error, reporting by @jb1.

[ultrabook ~]$ draftsight

/opt/dassault-systemes/DraftSight/Linux/DraftSight: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var

maderios commented on 2018-03-30 15:24

@jb1 Thanks, Draftsight works now for me with Freetype. :)

jb1 commented on 2018-03-26 10:16

The latest fontconfig update broke this on my system. Loading the system freetype library instead of the one bundled with draftsight makes it work.

$ draftsight

/opt/dassault-systemes/DraftSight/Linux/DraftSight: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var

$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/ draftsight

My /usr/share/applications/draftsight.desktop now contains:

Exec=env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/ --unset=XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP --unset=DESKTOP_SESSION --unset=GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID vblank_mode=0 /opt/dassault-systemes/DraftSight/Linux/DraftSight %U

My /usr/bin/draftsight now contains:


env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/ vblank_mode=0 /opt/dassault-systemes/DraftSight/Linux/DraftSight

whitesnow commented on 2018-03-24 08:58

@ Pol_M,

well, I'm not a developer, supporter or anything. Only investigating to get that running here, and sharing my findings.

So, do you have jre installed? Does draftsight work if you deinstall all installed jre versions?

archlinux-java status

shows the "Available Java environments:" to my understanding the installed ones.

Pol_M commented on 2018-03-20 15:33

It crashes in my machine. I've done what you've said in your message. Still crashing. It freezes like a second after opening, and after it shows a message that says: DraftSight has encountered a problem and needs to close.

I've attached the report file that the message allows me to save:

If I can provide anything else, tell me.

whitesnow commented on 2018-03-02 07:15

As for my early comment on an installed jre Java environment causing draftsight to crash immediately, I want to add:

As mentioned when installing in the jre.install file:

"Since Oracle Java 9, some Qt 5 applications (such as the reader apps Zeal and GoldenDict) will crash due to the existance of the Java NPAPI plugin symlink (/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

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this applies to draftsight - at least here.

so moving the symlink lets draftsight run.


mv /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

CiscoSanudo commented on 2018-02-05 07:23

Thank you obreron2007!

oberon2007 commented on 2018-02-04 09:37

Download link fixed. Update to 2018SP1. They have removed the SP0 package

CiscoSanudo commented on 2018-02-03 23:57

Something happened for link of draftsight-2018SP0 package, specifically as shown below:

The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading Aborting... ==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build draftsight.

rahan12 commented on 2018-01-25 15:28

I've just got a new laptop on which I have two Archlinux running. One is my old Arch (old as in I've been using it for years on rolling updates but it's fully up to date) and the other one is a fresh install done a few days ago.

On my old Arch, I still have the problem of immediate crash on startup and none of the "unset" options (as per hogar1977 post) or mozplugger (as per nvsofts post) do work. Black alert box that you cannot read and crash.

On my freshly installed Arch however, I also had the crash on startup but the 'Exec' line trick (as per hogar1977) worked without the need for mozplugger:

Exec=env --unset=XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP --unset=DESKTOP_SESSION --unset=GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID vblank_mode=0 /opt/dassault-systemes/DraftSight/Linux/DraftSight %U

So to whoever still has the problem of immediate crash, this has to do with something inside your Arch setup (however I've got no idea what) and is definitely not hardware related (not that many of us thought that was the case but now it's confirmed).