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Ubuntu PPA for Slic3r Prusa Edition

Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:40 am

Hello,

I'm happy to announce that there is now a PPA to easily install (and keep updated) the Prusa edition of Slic3r on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

This hasn't been tested much so far, so please any feedback is welcome; I'm not an expert when it comes to creating PPAs.

Also let me know if there is an interest for any other Ubuntu versions.

https://launchpad.net/~santilli-gabriel ... ic3r-prusa

Note: I'm not affiliated with Prusa Research in any way. And I'm still waiting for my MK2 to ship.
- Gab

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Re: Ubuntu PPA for Slic3r Prusa Edition

Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:06 pm

Hi Gabriele,
Thank you so much for your ppa!!
I am not very familiar with Ubuntu Linux yet.
I have been unsuccessfully trying to install Slic3r.
Now I have added your ppa but when I try to run slicer I get the 1.2.9 version not the Slic3r 1.31.6 - Prusa Edition.
What should I write in the terminal to open the prusa edition?
Thks for your help and your efforts

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Re: Ubuntu PPA for Slic3r Prusa Edition

Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:41 pm

First of all, just to make sure, which version of Ubuntu are you using? If you're not sure,

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cat /etc/os-release
in a Terminal is a quick way to find out. You should be seeing:

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$ cat /etc/os-release NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS" VERSION_ID="16.04" HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/" SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/" BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/" VERSION_CODENAME=xenial UBUNTU_CODENAME=xenial
Assuming that's correct, I suspect that your problem is that the Prusa version of Slic3r is called "slic3r-prusa", while the "normal" Slic3r that comes with Ubuntu is called "slic3r". Note that you can have both installed at the same time, however, I would recommend removing "slic3r" to avoid confusion.

To install "slic3r-prusa", use:

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$ sudo apt install slic3r-prusa ...
If all goes well you will now have two icons for Slic3r, the yellow one is the "normal" version, the black and orange one is the Prusa version.

If the above failed, make sure you have added the PPA to your list of software sources:

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$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:santilli-gabriele/slic3r-prusa ... $ sudo apt-get update ...
Let me know if this helps.
- Gab

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Re: Ubuntu PPA for Slic3r Prusa Edition

Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:18 pm

You made my day Gabriele!!!! :D

You were absolutely right!!!.
I had installed the "regular" ubuntu slic3r :oops: .
I followed your cristal clear instructions and now I am able to run slic3r prusa edition in my Lubuntu 16.04.1 LTS.

I will try now to safely remove the "regular" ubuntu slic3r to avoid confusions.

Thank you so much for your help,
Eduardo

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Re: Ubuntu PPA for Slic3r Prusa Edition

Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:20 pm

Thanks Gabriele for the PPA! It's now very easy to install Slic3r Prusa Edition on Ubuntu. One question though. Do I need the ini files that are part of the mac distribution? The PPA package itself doesn't include the ini files.

Thanks again,
Avi

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Re: Ubuntu PPA for Slic3r Prusa Edition

Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:06 pm

Yes, currently you'd want to download the Mac binary to get the STL files and Slic3r config. I do plan to add packages for those as well but I have to look into it.
- Gab

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Re: Ubuntu PPA for Slic3r Prusa Edition

Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:00 am

Maybe Prusa will be kind enough to post these files on their own to make it easier to get them without having to get the Mac version first.

I got the files from the Mac version and all seems to work fine.

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Re: Ubuntu PPA for Slic3r Prusa Edition

Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:50 pm

The slic3r settings are available here:
https://github.com/prusa3d/Slic3r-settings
You don't have to download the complete OSX installation package :-)

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Re: Ubuntu PPA for Slic3r Prusa Edition

Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:35 pm

The slic3r settings are available here:
https://github.com/prusa3d/Slic3r-settings
You don't have to download the complete OSX installation package :-)
Thank you!

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Re: Ubuntu PPA for Slic3r Prusa Edition

Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:29 pm

Since 1.33.8 has now been released in the new 1.7.6 driver package, I have uploaded it to the PPA. The builds should be available shortly, so get ready to update your packages. :)

I suggest also grabbing the latest settings from https://github.com/prusa3d/Slic3r-settings
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