I installed BRL CAD from the generic binaries as follows:
Downloaded the file
tar -xvf brlcad-7.2.4_linux_ia64.tar
sudo mv usr/brlcad /usr/.
But how do I start it now?
Thanks a lot!
You're probably looking for:
BRL-CAD is a suite of more than 400 tools and utilities. There are lots of docs, both as manual pages (in /usr/brlcad/man) and on the website:
That will get you started, the website goes into much more useful depth.
Thanks for the explanation!
So mged is something like a box from which I start all the brl applications?
And how do I start mged? I went to /usr/brlcad/bin/ and typed mged, but it said command not found...?
MGED is not at all like a box from which you can start all the brl applications. BRL-CAD is sort of like "X11" .. lots of libraries, applications, command line tools, and more. MGED is just one of the applications, though it has a GUI and is probably closer towards what you were expecting.
I didn't say "go to /usr/brlcad/bin" .. Just type that whole line as the command:
You would have had to set up your PATH or have a better understand the unix command line for what you were attempting to work. If the whole line from above doesn't work, you may have a sub-dir installation in which case it'll be something like /usr/brlcad/rel-X.Y.Z/bin/mged where you replace XYZ with the version number.
Note that 7.2.4 doesn't sound right or is supremely old. The latest release is 7.16.10
Okay, thanks a lot for your help!
I now entered what you told me, but got the following error:
/usr/brlcad/bin/mged: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Can you also help me with this? Yes, I'm not so experienced in Linux and still learning...
It looks like the version of Linux that those binaries were compiled for are incompatible with your system. You'll either have to try the newer binaries (for the 7.16.10 release) or compile from source. There are instructions for compiling from source in a source distribution's INSTALL file (also read the README file).
Best of luck. If you have further problems, feel free to file a new support request or ask for interactive assistance via IRC on #brlcad in irc.freenode.net.