If using UBUNTU
As explained here:
sudo add-apt-repository --yes ppa:kicad/kicad-6.0-releases sudo apt update sudo apt install --install-recommends kicad
This will install Kicad along with all its libraries (6GB).
I like to use libraries from repositories since they are easier to upgrade.
Following command will ignore package libraries during instalation (results in a 320MB install):
sudo apt install kicad kicad-footprints- kicad-libraries- kicad-packages3d- kicad-symbols- kicad-templates- kicad-demos- #for the nightly version: sudo apt install kicad-nightly kicad-nightly-demos- kicad-nightly-footprints- kicad-nightly-libraries- kicad-nightly-packages3d- kicad-nightly-symbols- kicad-nightly-templates-
Now you must also clone all 3 librarie repositories to your machine.
Once you open Kicad for the first time got to
Preferences -> Configure Paths and point all 3 libraries to the correct path.
Or, if restoring a configuration backup, copy it to:
On MX Linux
MX linux will not be able to use Ubuntu's PPA, debian PPA is available but using a 2 versions old Kicad.
Best solution here is to use flatpack.
In this case configuration files are here: