I’m setting up a very constrained system and trying to install just Kicad, the symbols and footprints. I don’t want the 3d data, nor all the Spice interfaces, etc. I’m looking at the instructions on the download page at kicad.org and following the manual install steps, but apt insists on pulling in all 5.2GB of stuff, regardless. The commands I’m using are:
Install synaptic package manager, search for kicad (considering you’ve already added ppa source) &
select individual packages for installation. If it highlights 3d package de-select it.
iirc ngspice is also optional and can be de-selected.
I’m on windows machine at work else I could’ve shared screenshots…
OK - I used the 5.1 ppa that apurvdate suggested and that works. In synaptic I had to uncheck the pref setting to make suggestions dependencies and then I had to accept all the dependencies and then unmark the 3D stuff. That saved me most of the space that I wanted. Unmarking the Spice stuff seems to cancel the whole install so that wasn’t possible.