KiCAD 4.0.6 error, wxPython mismatch under Ubuntu 16.10

Hello, I tried to open PCBnew and I am getting this error.

Already updated My kicad version to 4.0.6 by using this command:
sudo add-apt-repository --yes ppa:js-reynaud/kicad-4
sudo apt update
sudo apt install kicad

Can anyone tell me how can I remove this warning message?

Thank you.

What is your operating system?

My Operating system version Ubuntu 16.10,

I changed your title in such a way that others who have ubuntu can see that you need their help.

In the meantime: You can try to reinstal or update wxpython. (This is a shot in the dark.)

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I remember that a few months ago 16.10 wasn’t building until a patch was applied due to a library conflict. This could be the same thing again

I’m getting this on Debian (testing release) too. It used to print this error message to the console on startup; now it’s showing up as that pop-up window.

Raise a bug report. I don’t have a 16.10 machine myself yet

Does it affect anything? It just showing me a warning first time I run kiCAD, but I am able to do all the task.

This is the stable release, not a nightly. Even warnings like this are not acceptable

This is the thread about problems building 4.0.5 on 16.10

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I created a report

Paging @vatsal_naik and @David_Bridgham
Please add details from “Copy version info” to this report

@davidsrsb, I tried to software update now I am running 17.04.1 but it didn’t solve the problem. Tried to install wxPython 2.8 version but somehow repository is not working.

I updated the version information to the link you gave in one of your previous post.

I really appreciate your help!

Maybe we should report Jean Samuel @jsreynaud

He is the package maintainer and always eager to help.

@vatsal_naik "could you try to get the package version of wxpython3.0 and wxdgets3.0?

I think you can use something like:
dpkg -s | grep ‘^Version:’ "

@davidsrsb I tried to get a version of wxpython3.0 and it gives me this:

:~$ dpkg -s wxpython | grep ‘^Version:’
dpkg-query: package ‘wxpython’ is not installed and no information is available
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.

I tried this command:
:~$ sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk3.0
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
python-wxgtk3.0 is already the newest version (
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 34 not upgraded.


I’m having the same issue on KiCad 4.0.6 stable, Arch Linux.

Application: kicad
Version: 4.0.6 release build
wxWidgets: Version 3.0.2 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1010,GCC 6.3.1,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
Platform: Linux 4.10.2-1-ARCH x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Boost version: 1.63.0
Curl version: libcurl/7.53.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2k zlib/1.2.11 libpsl/0.17.0 (+libicu/58.2) libssh2/1.8.0

Odd, because the developers have been pointing the finger at Debian and Arch is a rolling release distribution without Debian origins

From Launchpad
“The same warning occurs on Arch since an update a few weeks ago. It’s probably to do with the distro’s WX packaging. In Arch’s case, the wxpython package hasn’t been rebuilt since 2015, whereas wxgtk was rebuilt in January.”

The package is wxPython - note the uppercase “P”