How To Install LibreCad 2.0.3 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS And Their Derivative Systems

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The latest installation instructions for LibreCAD

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LibreCAD is an open-source, cross platform 2D CAD application, working on Linux, Mac And Windows. The latest version available is LibreCad 2.0.3, which is still under development.

In this article I will show you how to install LibreCad 2.0.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Because it is available via PPA, installing LibreCad 2.0.3 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the librecad package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:librecad-dev/librecad-daily
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install librecad

Optional, to remove librecad, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove librecad

Or, if you want to uninstall librecad, disable the recently added PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:librecad-dev/librecad-daily

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