The Linux BricsCAD pages #3

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Part 3: More user software

So you have a running system with almost all software installed, out of the box. But there is more: This page… With a huge amount of additions.


All related parts: 1: Introduction 2: Linux base install 3: More user software 4: Tuning Linux 5: Tuning your software 6: Getting BricsCAD working 7: Publishing your drawings

Preparing for software installation

As preparation, a list of packages that are handy and not in the standard installation follows, “apt install” (as root) is the command for this.

Do not simply install everything, just take what you need.

  • You can copy the table and paste (ctrl-v) it in LibreOffice Calc, cell A1.
    • Now you have all data in columns A, B, C and D
  • Next, remove direct formatting of cells:
    • ctrl-a
    • ctrl-m.
  • In Mousepad, you can paste contents of column A
  • Suppose you want to install package5, package13, package20 and package45.
  • Create a text line as followed:
    • apt install package5 package13 package20 package45
  • Copy this line to the clipboard
  • Open a terminal ctrl-alt-t
    • Enter “sudo su” with password when asked. You have root privileges (#).
    • Paste the apt install … text line on the command line. Installation should start.

Choose your tools

If you don’t need it, don’t install it. Make sure you know what you are installing, the order is CLASS and the links are for helping you decide…

clementineaudioaudio player
ardouraudiosound editing
audacityaudiosound editing
gimpbitmapsbase bitmap editing
huginbitmapspano, perspective
rawtherapeebitmapsraw editor
flameshotbitmapsscreen dumps
meldfilescompare files
pcmanfmfilesfile browser
spacefmfilesfile browser
p7zipfilesfile compression
p7zip-fullfilesfile compression
fslintfilesfile doubles
grsyncfilesfile synchronization
k4dirstatfilesmapping file sizes
exfat-utilsfilessupport exfat
fonts-croscorefontscompatible fonts tinos (times new roman), arimo (arial) en cousine (courier)
fonts-crosextra-caladeafontsfont caladea (cambria)
fonts-crosextra-carlitofontsfont carlito (calibri)
blendergraphics3d modelling
inkscapegraphicsSVG editor
bluefishinternethtml editing
filezillainternetSFTP program
chromium-browserinternetweb browser
remminanetworkVNC program
ssvncnetworkVNC viewer ssl/ssh
openvpnnetworkVPN networking
scribusofficeDTP program
calibreofficee-book editor
pdfsamofficepdf assembling
pdfshufflerofficepdf assembling
okularofficePDF viewer
glabelsprintinglabel printing
xsanescannersoftware for scanners
vokoscreenscreencastscreen record
key-monscreencastused keys on screen
wmctrlscreencastwindow information and setting
keepassxsecuritypassword management
fontforgesystemfont editor
dkmssystemkernel compiling
cifs-utilssystemsamba networking
smartmontoolssystemSMART data from disks
synapticsystemsoftware management
gnome-system-monitorsystemtask management
bleachbitsystemthe cleaning lady
geanytexttext editor
scitetexttext editor
smplayervideovideo player
vlcvideovideo player
youtube-dlvideocli downloader
winffvideoffmpeg gui
gnome-subtitlesvideosubtitles editor
kdenlivevideovideo editing
handbrake-clivideovideo translation cli
handbrakevideovideo translation gui
virtualbox-guest-additions-isovirtualizationvirtualization extention

Additional remarks

  • Check the output of your terminal carefully for errors.
  • LibreOffice does not contain myspell by default, so it is installed separately. However: hunspell is preferable to myspell, en-us is already installed with LO. See part 5.
  • Fonts that are compatible with Microsoft fonts in terms of geometry:
    • fonts-croscore for
      • Times New Roman (Tinos)
      • Arial (Arimo) and
      • Courier (Cousine)
    • fonts-crosextra-carlito for Calibri and
    • fonts-crosextra-caladea for Cambria.


Continue with part 4: Tuning Linux

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