Github footprint libraries missing in KiCad 5


#1

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?


#2

The use of the github libs is deprecated for the official lib. The Jumpers lib is also one of the version 4 libs not one of the version 5 ones. (plural vs singular name)

You might want to read this: I had KiCad 4 installed previosly. Now i updated to v5. Now i have some problems with the library setup

For linux you might also have not installed the library packages. Read this for instructions on how to fix that: I installed KiCad 5 (under Linux) but there are no libraries. (The default option for sym lib table setup is disabled)


#3

Thank you! The procedure in your first link to add the new libraries solved the issue.