DraftSight Reinstall

Asked by Luis M.Jacinto

Ubuntu 12.04

I had DraftSight working before, forgotten to renew the license and I removed it.
Downloaded the application again and tried to install.
First I got this error “dpkg status database is locked by another process”.
In Terminal I did this:
luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$ sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
[sudo] password for luis:
luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a

Last install Draftsight the result:

luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$ sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture draftSight.deb
[sudo] password for luis:
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
 package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386)
Selecting previously unselected package draftsight:amd64.
(Reading database ... 1168103 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking draftsight:amd64 (from draftSight.deb) ...
access control disabled, clients can connect from any host
access control disabled, clients can connect from any host
/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/preinst: line 18: /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/ShowLicense: cannot execute binary file
access control enabled, only authorized clients can connect
access control enabled, only authorized clients can connect
dpkg: error processing draftSight.deb (--install):
 subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 126
Errors were encountered while processing:

How to overcame this
Thank you

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

What is the output of the terminal commands

uname -a
lsb_release -a

It seems that you are running the 32bit variant of Ubuntu, and on http://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight-cad-software/free-download/ there is the statement "Linux Users: DraftSight is unsupported on Linux 32bit machines."

So probably you cannot install/run DraftSight on your machine.

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Luis M.Jacinto (ljacinto) said :

luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$ uname -a
Linux luis-G41M-Combo 3.2.0-72-generic-pae #107-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 6 14:44:10 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise

Might be the new version 2015 which I download few days ago. as I said before I had it working on this PC and don't know the version but it was during 2012.
I see DS unsupported for 32 bit this is the end if I don't find a earlier version.
Is there a good 3D CAD application for Ubuntu 12.04?
Thank you for your help

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