Fixing KiCAD library not found issue

I was receiving this kind IO_ERROR when importing the netlist and want trying to update the component:

Errors were encountered loading footprints
IO_ERROR: http GET command failed
Cannot get/download Zip archive: 'https://codeload.github.com/KiCad/Capacitors.pretty/zip/master'
for library path: 'https://github.com/KiCad/Capacitors.pretty'.
Reason: 'Not found'
from /build/kicad-_Y8vIm/kicad-0.201508300901+6132~28~ubuntu14.04.1/kicad/pcbnew/github/github_plugin.cpp : remote_get_zip() : line 584
IO_ERROR: http GET command failed
Cannot get/download Zip archive: 'https://codeload.github.com/KiCad/Iut.pretty/zip/master'
for library path: 'https://github.com/KiCad/Iut.pretty'.
Reason: 'Not found'
from /build/kicad-_Y8vIm/kicad-0.201508300901+6132~28~ubuntu14.04.1/kicad/pcbnew/github/github_plugin.cpp : remote_get_zip() : line 584

This error happen because some libraries are not listed in the fp-lib-table, but you can fix it this way:

1) Open PCBNew, go to “Preferences” -> “Footprint Library Manager”;

2) In “Global Libraries” tab click in the first column/row (Nickname/1), then press Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+X, keep this window opened;

3) Open the link https://raw.githubusercontent.com/KiCad/kicad-library/master/template/fp-lib-table.for-github then Ctrl+A to select all and Ctrl+C to copy it;

4) Return to “Footprint Libray Manager” window and press Ctrl+V to paste the new libraries listing;

5) Press OK button to save it.

Source: https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg14032.html

3 thoughts on “Fixing KiCAD library not found issue

  1. Thank you so much! I was wracking my brain and flying through bug reports and trackers trying to figure out why I couldn’t see half of my footprint libraries! This is awesome!

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