Adding Kicad Plugins in Ubuntu 20.04

Dear Team,
I am trying to use Kicad Plugins(Interactive BOM,Tear Drop) in my PC running in Ubuntu.
I try to paste the Plugins in “/usr/share/kicad/Plugins” folder.But I am not able to paste there.
Could you please help me how to use Plugins in Ubuntu
Regards
HARI

I’m on Debian. Mine are here:
/home/hermit/.config/kicad/scripting/plugins

Hi Hermit,

Thank you.
In my system the path is like this “/usr/share/kicad/scripting”.
I am not able to paste the “.py” files in that location.

Regards
HARI

What Hermit try to tell you is that you should put the plugins in the home folder (/home/name/) and not in the folder where kicad is installed (/usr/share/), if you put them there or change the libraries from that folder, the next time that you updgrade kicad, those changes will be lost.

Hi…
I went to the folder “home/hari/.config/kicad”.But I am not able to see scripting folder there.
Please see the attached image.


Regards
HARI

Just create it yourself.

Hi …
I created the folder and paste the interactive bom plugin there.(“init.py”).But no use.
Regards


HARI

You need to put the whole InteractiveHtmlBom folder there, not just the init file.

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Hiiii…

Now it is working.
Thank you very much.

Regards
HARI