Footprint Wizards are throwing Exceptions: S-DIP, SOIC, BGA

At the moment 3 of the Footprint Wizards are throwing an exception on my system immediately after startup (Before changing any parameter). Just:

  1. Start Footprint Editor.
  2. “New Footprint Using Footprint Wizard”
  3. Select one of the wizards for S-DIP, SOIC or BGA.

Before making a bug report (My Linux Mint is not officially supported) It would be nice to have some confirmation, preferably also from a different OS and python2.

I can’t copy / paste the text, so a screenshot will have to do.
The messages are very similar for all three wizards.

S-DIP:
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SOIC:
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BGA:
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Application: ModEdit
Version: 5.1.7-a382d34a8~87~ubuntu20.04.1, release build
Libraries:
wxWidgets 3.0.4
libcurl/7.68.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1f zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.7 libidn2/2.2.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.2.0) libssh/0.9.3/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.40.0 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 5.4.0-51-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 3.24
Boost: 1.71.0
OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
Curl: 7.68.0
Compiler: GCC 9.3.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:
USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
USE_WX_OVERLAY=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_PYTHON3=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
KICAD_SPICE=ON

It’s already been reported but apparently not fixed yet https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/issues/4896

Tnx for the link. I had a look at issues for Footpint Wizards on gitlab yesterday, but missed it. The issue is tagged as “closed” and I only looked at open issues.

That gitlab page also links to an older github page which includes a patch which was also merged:

So I opened /usr/share/kicad/scripting/plugins/PadArray.py and looked at line 215 and it was the unpatched version, so I removed those 2 keywords and now all three wizards run as expected.

So a few questions remaining:
Why was this patch not applied to my V5.1.7?
It’s installed with apt from:

paul@medion:/etc/apt/sources.list.d$ cat kicad-kicad-5_1-releases-focal.list 
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kicad/kicad-5.1-releases/ubuntu focal main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kicad/kicad-5.1-releases/ubuntu focal main

Why was this on github instead of on gitlab?
Apparently Seth merged the patch, should I ping him, or is it more an issue with packaging?
@sethhillbrand sethhillbrand merged commit e622627 into KiCad:master on Aug 12

Looks like Seth reverted that patch: https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/commit/1fdb24716707eefe54ebdb770a63c6902514c706

It’s not clear to me why but it sounds like it caused other issues?