Author Topic: Missing TO_SOT_Packages_SMD.pretty & TO_SOT_Packages_THT.pretty  (Read 1640 times)

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Offline fivefish

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Missing TO_SOT_Packages_SMD.pretty & TO_SOT_Packages_THT.pretty
« on: September 14, 2015, 11:42:19 am »
I downloaded the kicad extras file, unzipped it and copied all the files in it to the /Library/Application Support in my OSX.

But when I run pcbnew, I get this error message.



I checked the directory and of course, the files werent there. That's the problem.

But kicad has an entry for these 2 files in it's fp-lib-table. So it's definitely expecting it to be there.

  (lib (name TO_SOT_Packages_SMD)(type KiCad)(uri ${KISYSMOD}/TO_SOT_Packages_SMD.pretty)(options "")(descr "The way you like them."))
  (lib (name TO_SOT_Packages_THT)(type KiCad)(uri ${KISYSMOD}/TO_SOT_Packages_THT.pretty)(options "")(descr "The way you like them."))

Are these 2 library files a separate download from the official kicad package? 

By googling around, I found these files at
https://github.com/KiCad/TO_SOT_Packages_SMD.pretty
https://github.com/KiCad/TO_SOT_Packages_THT.pretty

So what's the deal here? Why are these (2) .pretty files referenced in the official kicad fp-lib-table, but not included in the official distribution?

Should I:
a) delete these entries in the fp-lib-table
or
b) download these 2 files from github.



 

Offline Bassman59

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Re: Missing TO_SOT_Packages_SMD.pretty & TO_SOT_Packages_THT.pretty
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 12:41:44 pm »
b) download these 2 files from github.

I suppose that if you actually need those footprints, you should pull them from the git library.
 

Offline timofonic

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Re: Missing TO_SOT_Packages_SMD.pretty & TO_SOT_Packages_THT.pretty
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 07:57:37 am »
I recommend you ask in KiCad-users ML and KiCad.info.

Please paste your reply here too! ;)
 


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