Hi all, I just updated to Ubuntu 18.04 and KiCad 5.0.1 and I’m having trouble getting a few of the Github-based footprint libraries to work. Most of them are fine, but for example Jumpers.pretty doesn’t show up in my footprints library browser and attempts to add it have been unsucessful:
My KiCad’s default KIGITHUB path seems to be “https://github.com/KiCad” and to be fair, “https://github.com/KiCad/Jumpers.pretty” does not exist, but when I change the KIGITHUB path to “https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-footprints” or append “https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-footprints/tree/master/Jumper.pretty” by itself, I get a pop-up saying, “error reading zip local header.”
For the record I did go through the migration-from-kicad-4 process described here: http://kicad-pcb.org/download/ubuntu/ and I also tried upgrading kicad-libraries and kicad-footprints from the command line.
I see in this post How can i install a specific version of the footprint library? that the migration to the kicad-footprints repo in KiCad 5 breaks the github plugin–does this mean I HAVE to download the whole library now? What am I missing?