Ok, I’m obviously doing something wrong with the install, I think.
I trashed v5 and installed v4, and now I can’t get CvPcb to populate the right hand window with the components. So, I got farther in v5 than v4, lol.
In v5, the right pane in CvPcb wasn’t populated with components until I clicked the Project Specific Libraries tab in the configure footprints settings (the Global tab was populated with paths, but the component names wouldn’t show up in the right pane). I was able to manually populate the right window after some trial and error, individually copying the paths to the Project Specific Libraries.
But now, I can’t seem to manually enter the paths into the Project Specific tab.
So, I’m now reading the CvPcb manual, which I don’t mind but…
…I’ve been explicitly following the tutorial, and it should, well, just work, right?
Edit: FWIW, there were a lot of IO errors when I generated the net list*, but the tutorial said to ignore them and just click OK…
*sorry, I meant when I clicked on Run CvPcb