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Request: Package LibreCAD in Fedora #362

Andrew89 opened this Issue Feb 10, 2013 · 8 comments

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I notice the availability of LibreCAD in RPM packages. But it would be even nicer if Rallaz went ahead and submitted LibreCAD to Fedora package maintenance, and regularly maintained the package.

This would be much appreciated, if it is not too much trouble for Rallaz. Fedora has a near-total absence of quality CAD software. Only QCad CV is available, and that's abandonware.

Rallaz commented Feb 14, 2013

Hi Andrew,
I am a user of OpenSuse and I build the RPM packages thanks to OpenSuse Build Service.
To be Fedora package maintainer, at least should be user and follow the Fedora maintainer rules.
My proposal is that the maintainer is an Fedora user and I help him in whatever it takes to generate the SPEC file


Hi Rallaz,

If you're an RPM package maintainer for OpenSuse, maintaining for Fedora shouldn't be much different. Guidelines are here:

I don't think it's necessary to be a regular Fedora user to be a maintainer. Fedora is a very "vanilla" distro. I would say that, for testing purposes, you could keep Fedora on a LiveUSB and make sure the package builds and runs without problems.

But I've also asked the person who maintains OCC and FreeCAD in Fedora to maintain LibreCAD as well.

Rallaz commented Feb 14, 2013

No, only OpenSuse user.
My package are "multi-distro" but my proposal are open for FreeCAD maintainer in Fedora
All the info needed to create the RPM (spec, patcthes, etc.) are in:


The following packages are dependencies required to build version 1.0.2, am I right?:
fparser 4.4.3
dxflib 2.5.0
muparser 2.2.2

Currently Fedora 18 only has muparser. I would have to also maintain dxflib to maintain LibreCAD. There is a submission ticker for fparser that I see here: However, nothing has made it into the repository yet.

If I take it upon myself to maintain LibreCAD for Fedora, I will have to learn from beginning to end how to properly maintain a package, and also maintain up to two dependencies. I have never maintained packages before. This task is daunting and I don't know if I have what it takes (or even enough time) to do it. Rallaz, I agree with your decision not to maintain for Fedora since you do not use it, but I doubt I will be able to maintain the LibreCAD package myself, as I have no experience with it. Do you know of anyone else that could do it?

Rallaz commented Feb 16, 2013

Some parts of LibreCAD are GPL 2 only and fparser are incompatible (GPL 3) and removed to LC.
Dependencies are listed on top of spec file.

LibreCAD 1.0.2
BuildRequires: make gcc gcc-c++ glibc-devel muparser-devel
Fedora specifics
BuildRequires: qt4-devel >= 4.4.1 fdupes dxflib-devel
files for 1.0.2

dxflib-devel requires a patch:

I suggest not to make any package for version 1, versión 2 beta2 are ready in 1 week and BuildRequires are:
make gcc gcc-c++ glibc-devel boost-devel qt4-devel >= 4.4.1 fdupes
muparser-devel & libdxfrw-devel >= 0.5.6

muparser seems present in fedora and libdxfrw are into LC source and no require package it separately.

To learn about creating rpm see chapters from 8 to 13 of

Another LC and fedora user are:

If you decide to go ahead, we continue with private messages for not fill this of noise about create RPM's


What is LC anyway?

Sorry, but this is just too much for me to learn. I wish I had the time and patience, but inevitably, I would hit a problem I couldn't fix. That's how it is with package maintenance: it's hard stuff.

Perhaps you could contact the person who wrote and ask him?

Rallaz commented Feb 17, 2013

LC == LibreCad
zxq9 is often at IRC: irc://

@r-a-v-a-s r-a-v-a-s added the request label Aug 9, 2015
Osndok commented Nov 9, 2015

I'm pretty sure this is resolved/closable, as I actually found librecad through the fedora project.

$ rpm -q --info librecad
Name        : librecad
Version     : 2.0.8
Release     : 1.fc22
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Sun 01 Nov 2015 01:06:03 PM CST
Group       : Unspecified
Size        : 5857336
License     : GPLv2 and GPLv2+
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Sat 12 Sep 2015 03:06:21 PM CDT, Key ID 11adc0948e1431d5
Source RPM  : librecad-2.0.8-1.fc22.src.rpm
Build Date  : Fri 11 Sep 2015 11:49:50 AM CDT
Build Host  :
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager    : Fedora Project
Vendor      : Fedora Project
URL         :
Summary     : Computer Assisted Design (CAD) Application
Description :
A graphical and comprehensive 2D CAD application.
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