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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002400FEMFeaturepublic2016-05-13 03:57
Reporteryanncad Assigned Tonormandc  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
OSUbuntu 14.04 
Product Version0.16 
Fixed in Version0.16 
Summary0002400: ccx note when installing PPA
DescriptionWhen installing the daily PPA, we see the note below:
"Note: the ccx package brings CalculiX support to the FEM workbench, and needs to be installed separately."
(see screenshot)

However, there is no "ccx" nor "calculix" package in the Ubuntu repositories.
FreeCAD Information



2016-01-09 18:36


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2016-01-09 19:00

reporter   ~0006704

Note: there will be a "calculix-ccx" package in Ubuntu 16.04.



2016-01-09 20:38

reporter   ~0006706

Just discovered there is a 'ccx' package in the PPA.
If it's the same as the "calculix-ccx" of 16.04, then it would be good to use the same package name in the PPA (and update the message during the PPA install)


2016-03-07 04:45

manager   ~0006893

The ccx package in the PPAs predates any Debian or Ubuntu package, which explains why it does not have the same name. Our ccx version is 2.7 while the xenial package is based on 2.9. The logical choice will be to use the xenial package when 16.04 comes out, and repackage it for all the older Ubuntu versions our PPAs support. We will first need to confirm that the xenial package is compatible with the FEM workbench.


2016-03-21 05:45

developer   ~0006919

First off all check This is where I put all informations in the regard of installation and FEM workbench. If the ubuntu package is based on this package from debian strech it is compatible with FreeCADS FEM.


2016-04-23 18:21

manager   ~0006997

This has been fixed in 0.16.6700 by setting calculix-ccx as a "Recommends" rather than a "Suggests" in the /debian/control file. This way the calculix-ccx package gets installed automatically, unless the user has changed his package manager settings.


2016-04-23 18:24

manager   ~0006998

The calculix-ccx package from Ubuntu 16.04 was rebuilt in the Stable Releases PPA for Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 and 15.10. Thus it gets installed with FreeCAD from the same PPA.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-01-09 18:36 yanncad New Issue
2016-01-09 18:36 yanncad File Added: screenshot.png
2016-01-09 19:00 yanncad Note Added: 0006704
2016-01-09 20:38 yanncad Note Added: 0006706
2016-03-07 04:45 normandc Note Added: 0006893
2016-03-07 04:46 normandc Category Bug => Feature
2016-03-07 04:49 normandc Assigned To => normandc
2016-03-07 04:49 normandc Status new => assigned
2016-03-21 05:45 berndhahnebach Note Added: 0006919
2016-03-21 16:43 berndhahnebach Tag Attached: FEM
2016-03-22 10:49 berndhahnebach Project FreeCAD => FEM
2016-04-23 18:21 normandc Note Added: 0006997
2016-04-23 18:24 normandc Note Added: 0006998
2016-04-23 18:24 normandc Resolution open => fixed
2016-04-23 18:24 normandc Product Version 0.15 => 0.16
2016-04-23 18:24 normandc Fixed in Version => 0.16
2016-04-23 18:25 normandc Status assigned => resolved
2016-05-13 03:57 yorik Status resolved => closed