softlinks in library path are ignored since pcb-20100929

Bug #699332 reported by ticso
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gEDA project

Bug Description

I'm used to setup softlinks in share/pcb/newlib to point to my own footprint directories:
This worked fine until I've installed 20100929, with which they are ignored.

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Bert Timmerman (bert-timmerman) wrote :


I can setup soft links in /usr/share/pcb/pcb-newlib/ (with "root"
permission on my FC13 distro with pcb-20100929 installed), which works
for me with the GTK UI, but this is not a good practice IMHO.

I can setup one or more paths (separated with ":") with the GTK UI to a
local user lib and a global system wide lib in my $HOME/.pcb/preferences
file as a regular user, the line below gives the directories I use and
this works without any quirks.

The path can be entered by choosing "File"->"Preferences..." and
selecting the "Library" tab in the left pane.

For example:


For the Lesstif UI there seems to be no "Preferences..." entry point in
the pull down menus, so you better edit the file
"$HOME/.pcb/preferences" and the entry
"library-newlib = /home/bert/workspace/pcb-footprints" by hand (works
for the GTK UI too).

Kind regards,

Bert Timmerman.

Traumflug (mah-jump-ing)
Changed in geda-project:
importance: Undecided → Medium
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