Wed, 13 Oct 2010
DraftSight is a pretty complete 2D CAD product which can read and write DXF and DWG files. It works great in a VirtualBox virtual-machine in Linux, but I rather like to run things natively if possible. Installing it in my existing Wine prefix worked, but trying to run it gave me the following error: Runtime Error! An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly. Please contact the application's support team for more information. Therefore I tried a clean install in a new Wine prefix using the following commands (using some hints from here):
export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.winedraft wget -O $WINEPREFIX/winetricks http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks sh $WINEPREFIX/winetricks vcrun2005 chmod -R u-w $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/windows/winsxs # execute the downloaded installation package # http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/download-draftsight/ wine Downloads/DraftSight.exe # You've to do a custome installation, otherwise the 'Install' # button doesn't workTo launch (or use the installed menu link):
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.winedraft wine $HOME/.winedraft/drive_c/P*/D*/D*/bin/DraftSight.exeAnd that's it. Wine version 1.0.1, DraftSight version 10.7.400. The process was tested with Debian/Squeeze as of October 2010, but should also work with Ubuntu.