KiCAD 5.1.12 installation in new computers

I have a new notebook with Ubuntu 20.04.1 where I migrated my KiCAD project files and libraries to. Since they are work in progress, I would like to keep KiCAD 5.1.12, but now only 6.0.2 is offered at the KiCAD website. How can I install KiCAD 5.1.12?


It’s not working for me, maybe because I tried KiCAD 6.0 in the computer previously. I uninstalled 6.0 before trying 5.1.12, but apparently the system can’t return to the state it was before Kicad 6.0

Can you give further detail on ‘It’s not working for me’?

you may try with kicad AppImage



these should work side by side flawlessness on ubuntu 20

(Before you can run an AppImage, you need to make it executable)

I assume you removed the 6.0 packages, but did you also remove the 6.0 repository specification? The package manager will always try to install the highest version available, so if the 6.0 repository is still enabled you will get 6.0 again.

You need to remove the sources file for KiCAD 6.0 under


That fixed the problem. KiCAD 5.1.12 is now installed and running in the new computer. Thank you everybody to your help!

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