OpenSCAD for Raspberry Raspbian Jessy

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OpenSCAD for Raspberry Raspbian Jessy

anykey
Hi,

We run a coderdojo (teaching kids to program) and have several OpenScad exercises. We are 100% based on Raspberry PI and OpenScad has been running great on this.

We want to upgrade to Raspbian Stretch, but we noticed that OpenScad is NOT available for this distribution :-(

Does anyone know how to get OpenScad to work on Raspbian Stretch?

Regards,
Richard


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Re: OpenSCAD for Raspberry Raspbian Jessy

berkenb
I have successfully compiled OpenSCAD from source directly on the Pi in the
past (probably not on Stretch, but I don't think the release matters for
this approach).
The dependencies scripts do a reasonable job setting everything up, the only
tricky part is the limited amount of RAM on the Pi. I had to set up a swap
file to get some of the more complex files compiled without running out of
memory. Google 'setting up a swap file on raspbian' or something like that
if you don't know how to; I think Raspbian has some built-in support for
this nowadays.
Once compiled, OpenSCAD runs fine without additional swap (as long as you
don't try to render overly complicated models).
Marko



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