Hello, this is possibly a dumb question but I just want to know:
Linux Mint 19.3 offers me KiCad 6.06 updates (I use the current PPA).
However, what I get is always KiCad 6.0.4
I have a Laptop with a more recent Mint and there I get 6.0.6
So I assumed the newest version is simply not provided for my old System.
To confirm this I had a look into the 6.0 repository. But to my surprise a package 6.0.6 is listed for ubuntu 18.4 (which corresponds to my Mint).
Does this package contain 6.0.4 anyway or am I getting this wrong altogether ?
Officially Linux Mint is not supported at all, so you are mostly (I think) riding along with what happens to work and of compatibility with Ubuntu.
What you can do is what repository link you have installed to get KiCad from.
I also have Linux Mint (one of the latest) and my sources are:
paul@cezanne:/etc/apt/sources.list.d$ ls -hl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 150 Dec 18 2021 kicad-kicad-5_1-releases-focal.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 150 Dec 26 2021 kicad-kicad-6_0-releases-focal.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 148 Dec 18 2021 kicad-kicad-dev-nightly-focal.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 499 Dec 18 2021 official-package-repositories.list
paul@cezanne:/etc/apt/sources.list.d$ cat kic*
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kicad/kicad-5.1-releases/ubuntu focal main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kicad/kicad-5.1-releases/ubuntu focal main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kicad/kicad-6.0-releases/ubuntu focal main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kicad/kicad-6.0-releases/ubuntu focal main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kicad/kicad-dev-nightly/ubuntu focal main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kicad/kicad-dev-nightly/ubuntu focal main
thanks, I will follow your example to provide more information.
But what I did first is remove ALL KiCad PPAs and configure the current PPA again as shown on the KiCad website using the terminal.
The result is (and was) the PPA : KiCad-6.0-releases…
The update manager offers 6.0.6 and is even busy installing it. But it always remains 6.0.4 in the main windows help window !?
Hi, I searched following your hint and found this KiCad entry:
deb Index of /kicad/kicad-6.0-releases/ubuntu bionic main
deb-src Index of /kicad/kicad-6.0-releases/ubuntu bionic main
OK, right now I dont get a notation for a new KiCad Version but I will certainly watch and try if my 6.0.4 advances with future releases …
Now KiCad 6.0.7 is available and before installing I checked what the update manager is actually offering. It only installs docs and libraries for 6.0.7. KiCad itself remains 6.0.4 !
It seems there simply is no KiCad Program in the repository for my old Mint/Ubuntu Version.
Not a big problem, sooner or later I will update my old system…
My Laptop with a newer Mint, gets the full 6.0.7 program update.
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