Something happened and I now get a very large error message when loading CVPCB, saying that a variety of footprint libraries are unable to retrieved from GitHub. The end result is that, while the libraries appear in CVPCB to be selected, none of the footprints inside the library actually appear for selection (and this is with only the 'library" filter selected). For example, when I have I have an LM555N as the only component in the schematic and want to associated it with an SOIC8 footprint, the HOUSINGS_SOIC library appears, but there are no footprints inside of it to be selected.
When I open the footprint editor, all the libraries are there, and all the footprints are available and can be loaded. My library table seems to be clean. I’ve attempted deleting all the KIGITHUB libraries and re-adding them. I’ve attempted caching those libraries locally. None of this has changed the problem.
The error message is generally this…
Errors were encountered loading footprints IO_ERROR: http GET command failed Cannot get/download Zip archive: 'https://codeload.github.com/KiCad/Housings_SOT.pretty/zip/master' for library path: 'https://github.com/KiCad/Housings_SOT.pretty' Reason: 'Not Found' form C:/Jenkins/workspace/windows-kicad-msys2-stable/src/kicad-4.0.0-rc1/pcbnew/github/github_plugin.cpp:remote_get_zip():line 584
… repeated for a variety of library names until the error message box simply runs out of room.
As this is preventing me from using any of the default libraries, I’m somewhat stuck in my workflow, which is bad for business.
Any suggestions on how to fix this? My personal thought is to finally bite the bullet and ditch every single default footprint library and go back to making them myself. I haven’t liked the new footprints anyway, and this new wrinkle is absolutely maddening.