SOLVED Downloaded 4.0.7 I think


#1

downloaded 4.0.7 I think.
I used this in the terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository --yes ppa:js-reynaud/kicad-4
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kicad
And I got this.


Is this 4.0.7 and what does “no-vcs-found” mean?


#2

The corresponding git commit:

commit bf44d394c35c23c8b319339719d26dc2ab5ee892
Author: Wayne Stambaugh stambaughw@gmail.com
Date: Wed Jan 3 08:37:54 2018 -0500

So it’s not 4.0.7. “No vcs found” means it wasn’t downloaded as a git repository and compiled from that. This is a nightly build. Are you sure it’s kicad-4 repo you have enabled, and not ppa-kicad?


#3

OK I am on mint 18.3 and I removed the above version using the software manager and went to the terminal to enter the correct PPA then “sudo apt-get update”, then “sudo apt-get install kicad”. where I got the following (screen shot of terminal)
At the bottom end of the terminal shot " Do you want to continue [Y/n] I put Y and got “Abort”.
What to do now?


#4

SOLVED
I used synaptic to load the 2 libboost packages and then used synaptic to load kicad and kicad-doc-en. Now I can launch kicad and it is the 4.0.7 version.


#5

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