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 Systems.

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

(You need only find the Corresponding Ubuntu Parent Release.)

How to Install FreeCAD PPA Ubuntu - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell session
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Ubuntu Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Add MYREPO PPA Ubuntu - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 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

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo




  1. Finally, Refresh Apt Repositories

    sudo apt-get update

    It Maybe Needed to Amend Repo on Short Support Ubuntu Releases
    I mean the Releases that are Not LTS
    For instance, at this time, for Focal do:

    sudo nano freecad*.list

    And Change ‘focal’ in (the latest LTS or Release) ‘eoan’…
    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.

  2. How to Install FreeCAD on Ubuntu Based Systems

    FreeCAD Installation Guide

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