Safe to use electronics repo to install KiCad 5?


is it safe, to use to install KiCad 5 in Leap 15?
Will KiCad 5 make it to the official repo any time soon?


yes it is safe that is an official community repository
the LEAP 15.0 packages are finalized so only KiCad 4 will be shipped in the main repo it has to do with the way LEAP packages are maintained during 15.0’s lifetime
you can get 5 from the electronics repo just do

zypper ar -f
zypper in kicad-5.0.0

afaik only web browsers get upgraded in the main repo all other packages only get security stability and bug fixes no upgrades

Don’t forget to give the repository a name when you add it


not needed when you use a repo file not a repo url

zypper ar -f

if you check
you can see it has a repo name already

name=Electronics stuff and development (openSUSE_Leap_15.0)

Thanks all.

I noticed that with the name as well after installing. I changed it to “electronics” because *Electronics stuff and development (openSUSE_Leap_15.0)" seemed a bit too long for me :wink:

That’s not the name, it’s the alias. Use

zypper ar -f -n NAME REPOURL ALIAS