Hi, I’m trying to get back in the game again. I haven’t done any engineering for a few years, so I’m a little rusty. I just updated my system from 5 to 6.0.7 on Linux Mint. Thanks for the help KiCad.info forum!
So, I’ve got a whole bunch of files strewn all over my machine and various drives.
Is this a good place to start? Whoever is typing this stuff, please put a last updated note at the top of the document… I remember there was a V6 document from a journalist that was lurking around forever and it was never up to date. I definitely want to to avoid that document.
In my old Git folder on a different drive from /user, I’ve got a whole bunch of files… digikey-kicad-library (I want to update this one) kicad-footprints (not sure what to do with this) kicad-symbols (not sure what to do with this either) my old custom parts libraires, etc. From what I remember, it was easier to access them and update them when they were in the root Git folder. Are there any other libraries that I should look at or add? I definately need 40xx, 74xx, Atmel / Microchip, any good community libraries, etc.
Are the new libraries supposed to be at /home/xxx/.local/share/kicad/6.0 ? I can see folders for all of the goodies, but they’re empty.
Thanks for reading this far. Basically, I want all of my stuff as close to standard configuration as possible with the least amount of mods possible and easy to update.
The linked below FAQ entry for library organization written for 5.1 should be mostly good. The philosophy behind the organization(s) suggested are still valid, but some dialog boxes might look a little different (I haven’t gone over it to compare, personally).
When you were asked if you wished to the libraries you probably clicked no.
This was from another post discussing a comment by @retiredfeline
To me, the instruction posted by @retiredfeline in another post is GREAT!
Asking a Ubuntu newbee to blindly type or paste this “rm -fr ~/.config/kicad/6.0” into the terminal, restart, then select "copy default… (recommended), after opening Kicad solves all the problems of the installation.