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Building FreeCAD on Debian Stretch

This Howto is based on the instructions from FreeCad’s web site

Get the source from github with:

$ git clone https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD.git free-cad-code

Install all dependencies:

# apt install build-essential cmake python python-matplotlib libtool libcoin80-dev
# apt install libsoqt4-dev libxerces-c-dev libboost-dev libboost-filesystem-dev
# apt install libboost-regex-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-signals-dev
# apt install libboost-thread-dev libboost-python-dev libqt4-dev libqt4-opengl-dev
# apt install qt4-dev-tools python-dev python-pyside pyside-tools libeigen3-dev
# apt install libqtwebkit-dev libshiboken-dev libpyside-dev libode-dev swig
# apt install libzipios++-dev libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev liboce-foundation-dev
# apt install liboce-modeling-dev liboce-ocaf-dev liboce-visualization-dev liboce-ocaf-lite-dev
# apt install libsimage-dev checkinstall python-pivy python-qt4 doxygen libspnav-dev oce-draw
# apt install liboce-foundation-dev liboce-foundation10 liboce-modeling-dev liboce-modeling10
# apt install liboce-ocaf-dev liboce-ocaf-lite-dev liboce-ocaf-lite10 liboce-ocaf10 liboce-visualization-dev
# apt install liboce-visualization10 libmedc-dev libvtk6-dev libproj-dev checkinstall libsimage-dev

On your home directory create a build directory:

$ mkdir freecad-build

To build frecad source code:

$ cd freecad-build
$ cmake ../[LOCATION_OF_SOURCE]/free-cad-code
$ make -j8

To run it go to freecad-build/bin and execute FreeCAD:

$ cd ~/freecad-build/bin
$ ./FreeCAD