Kubuntu 20.04 nightly 7.99 cannot be updated

After sudo apt-get update (or apt update or reload with synaptic) the nightly version available is not the last one, but 202306121603 for Ubuntu/Kubuntu 20.04 focal.

The last nightly version is yesterday’s at launchpad.

Anyone can help? Please, do not tell me to upgrade Kubuntu, I cannot do it yet.

Thank you.

This was in my update tray and I installed it a little while ago, so it exists for Ubuntu.

Application: KiCad x86_64 on x86_64

Version: 7.99.0-unknown-d8bb9b1e66~176~ubuntu22.04.1, release build

wxWidgets 3.2.1
FreeType 2.11.1
HarfBuzz 2.7.4
FontConfig 2.13.1
libcurl/7.81.0 OpenSSL/3.0.2 zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.9 zstd/1.4.8 libidn2/2.3.2 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.3.2) libssh/0.9.6/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.43.0 librtmp/2.3 OpenLDAP/2.5.16

Platform: Linux Mint 21.1, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK, X11, cinnamon, x11

Build Info:
Date: Dec 9 2023 18:03:54
wxWidgets: 3.2.1 (wchar_t,wx containers) GTK+ 3.24
Boost: 1.74.0
OCC: 7.5.2
Curl: 7.81.0
ngspice: 40
Compiler: GCC 11.4.0 with C++ ABI 1016

Build settings:

Thanks, Janek

Your version is 22.04 while mine is 20.04.

I am having the same issue on Mint 20.3. KiCad-nightly won’t update (also stuck on 2023-06-12T16:03).
The 3D models and libraries for KiCad-Nightly do update, so I guess something broke back in June.

Application: KiCad x86_64 on x86_64

Version: 7.99.0-unknown-a3754785df~172~ubuntu20.04.1, release build

	wxWidgets 3.2.2
	FreeType 2.10.1
	HarfBuzz 2.6.4
	FontConfig 2.13.1
	libcurl/7.68.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1f zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.7 libidn2/2.2.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.2.0) libssh/0.9.3/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.40.0 librtmp/2.3

Platform: Linux Mint 20.3, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK, xfce, x11

Build Info:
	Date: Jun 12 2023 16:03:36
	wxWidgets: 3.2.1 (wchar_t,wx containers) GTK+ 3.24
	Boost: 1.71.0
	OCC: 7.5.2
	Curl: 7.68.0
	ngspice: 40
	Compiler: GCC 9.4.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:

Looks like the build has been failing for a while on 20.04


Probably worth opening a bug so devs are aware.

Latest here:


Thank you, @gmc , @gmc

Maybe support for 20.04 will/has finally ended with Kicad 8 and its development package 7.99?

Just a wild guess. :thinking:


If you go to the package details page and filter for focal, you can see there is a build problem:


The QA tests started requiring Python 3.9 and 20.04 only has 3.8, so currently it can’t be build for 20.04

If someone with a 20.04 system wants to develop a fix and submit it, we would accept it, but I don’t think any of the devs use 20.04 anymore.

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