How to install the latest KiCad on Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10. [New Official PPA]

This simple tutorial will show you how to install the latest KiCad, schematic capture and PCB design software on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint via PPA.

KiCad is a free software suite for electronic design automation. This facilitates the design of electronic circuit schematics and conversion to PCB designs. KiCad was originally developed by Jean-Pierre Charras. It has an integrated environment for schematic capture and PCB layout design. Inside the package are bills, artwork, Gerber files, and tools for creating 3D views of PCBs and their components.

The· New official PPA Includes the latest packages from the 5.1 release series created a few months ago.

How to install the latest KiCad on Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10. [New Official PPA]

1. From the System Application Launcher or press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard to open a terminal. Once open, run the command to add the PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kicad/kicad-5.1-releases

Enter your user password (without visual feedback) when prompted and press Enter to continue.

How to install the latest KiCad on Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10. [New Official PPA]

2. Then use the command to update the system package.

sudo apt update

For Ubuntu 18.04 and above, this is done automatically during the PPA addition.

3. Install the KiCad package.

sudo apt install kicad

How to install the latest KiCad on Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10. [New Official PPA]

Uninstall:

To remove the KiCad package, run the following command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove kicad

To remove a PPA[ソフトウェアとアップデート]->[その他のソフトウェア]Go to or run the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kicad/kicad-5.1-releases
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