Package Details: draftsight 2018SP1-1

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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: 51
Popularity: 0.896185
First Submitted: 2015-08-10 00:05
Last Updated: 2018-02-04 09:36

Latest Comments

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).

nvsofts commented on 2018-01-12 16:22

Using strace, I inspected execve() system call of DraftSight. And I founded that DraftSight uses mozplugger-update command internally.

After installed mozplugger, DraftSight worked perfectly.

greyltc commented on 2018-01-10 13:33

When I download I get a file with an MD5 checksum a5c4937092d0985ba063d39d343b78ce That disagrees with the one listed in the PKGBUILD

hogar1977 commented on 2018-01-06 06:58

Forget my last remark. It seems when activated as ordinary user the toolbars were just not picked to be shown by default (weird but no biggie...). After selecting the wanted toolbars they stay shown after closing and restarting the app...

So definitely a good workaround is to change the /usr/share/applications/draftsight.desktop 'Exec' line into this:

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

Many thanks to all who took time to investigate this and post the solution!!!

hogar1977 commented on 2018-01-05 16:29

@newsboost @emulti @dr_ome

Hi all, many thanks for this input... I can also confirm that only newsboost's solution made it kind of work for me...

After implementing the following line in the draftsight.desktop:

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

Draftsight can now start without using gksudo without crashing, but not a single toolbar with icons is visible, only the top menu shows. When I start the application via gksudo, all toolbars show as supposed to. Any ideas?

newsboost commented on 2018-01-03 20:53

@dr_ome: It's great you figured out something that worked for you... It didn't work for me (however I also found a solution, read below!). Can I please ask, just to learn a bit, how you figured out this could help - what gave you the inspiration to try this?

@emulti: I'm sure this works for you. I only tried in a terminal: "unset XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP" and "unset DESKTOP_SESSION" and was disappointed to see that draftsight still had the same error... But then I did "set | grep..." to find something similar, so here's my solution to all of you who might have a similar system as me: You need to unset an extra 3rd variable, i.e: "unset GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID" (the value is: "GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID=this-is-deprecated", so just unsetting this 3rd variable also, made the whole difference for me!).

And it's great: For the first time, I can read what was earlier a black box: Something about sending performance reports. Thanks a lot, all, I'm very happy & I hope (and think) this helps other users too!

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