How to Add FreeCAD Ubuntu PPA

December 17, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Adding FreeCAD Ubuntu PPA

You are Welcome! The Tip Shows You How to Install FreeCAD PPA for Ubuntu GNU/Linux Based Desktops.

Especially relevant, this FreeCAD Ubuntu PPA is valid also for:

  • Linux Mint
  • Lubuntu
  • Kubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Zorin OS
  • Elementary OS
  • Linux Lite
  • Bodhi Linux
  • Kde Neon
  • Pop!_OS
  • Voyager
  • Trisquel
  • LXLE
  • feren OS
  • Peppermint
  • Q4OS
  • Linux Ultimate Edition

(Possibly search on Google what’s the corresponding Ubuntu Parent Release.)

How to Install FreeCAD PPA Ubuntu - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Terminal Shell session
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Ubuntu Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Add FreeCAD PPA Ubuntu - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Setting Up FreeCAD Repository

    Then Add FreeCAD PPA Repository
    For the Stable Release:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freecad-maintainers/freecad-stable

    Instead, for the Latest one:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freecad-maintainers/freecad-daily
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
  3. 3. Refreshing Apt Sources

    Finally, Refresh Apt Repositories
    Often needed on Ubuntu based distros:

    sudo apt update

    If Not Found then to Amend Repo Manually
    With nano Editor:

    sudo nano freecad*.list

    And for instance Change ‘groovy’ in the previous Release ‘focal’…
    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.
    And finally, Update the Repositories again.


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