You can also install suggested package to have a full install

I just installed with --install-suggests on Lubuntu 18.04. BAD idea. DON’T ever do that. It downloaded 5 GB and installed tons of stuff that seems to have little to do with Kicad, for example “Claws Mail”.
Had to look into the package installation logs and create a script to uninstall all that.
The worst part is that Kicad greeted me with a ton of “library not found” errors.
I will just uninstall everything, and reinstall without that “–install-suggests” switch.
Any recommendations?


–install-suggests is recursive so it install suggested of the suggested of the suggested packages… No wonder you pull in half of the repository.

What you should do instead is install only recommended packages which is default mode. It can be turned off with –no-install-recommends

Thanks. Maybe it would be a good idea to modify the page that suggest installing it that way:

It actually says:

If you prefer to use the shell, you can enter these commands into a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --yes ppa:js-reynaud/kicad-5.1
sudo apt update
sudo apt install --install-suggests kicad

And that causes a lot of trouble.

Good idea, open an issue?

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