How to Install FreeCAD PPA Ubuntu Based GNU/Linux OSes

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

Add FreeCAD Ubuntu PPA

Hello Ubuntu User! The Tip Shows You How to Install FreeCAD PPA for Ubuntu GNU/Linux Based Systems.

And 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

  3. 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 Now for Artful do:

    sudo nano freecad*.list

    And Change ‘MYRELEASE’ in the latest LTS before…

  4. How to Install FreeCAD on Ubuntu Based Systems

    FreeCAD Installation Guide

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