Install on Fedora

Stable Release

fedora_rawhide package
fedora_35 package
fedora_34 package

To install the most recent native KiCad package on Fedora, simply search for it in the Software app or open a terminal and run the following command:

dnf install kicad
Note As of KiCad 5.0.0, the 3D models have been moved to a separate package and can be installed with the following additional command:
dnf install kicad-packages3d

In case the latest KiCad release is not yet available in the updates repository, chances are you’ll find it in the testing repository. Run the following command to install a testing package:

dnf --enablerepo=updates-testing install kicad
Note In general, current Fedora releases ship the stable versions of KiCad as they are released. However, Fedora policy doesn’t allow major version changes in numbered releases. For example, Fedora 35 initially included KiCad 5, and so it is not appropriate to suddenly force every Fedora 35 user to upgrade to KiCad 6. But for those users who do want to upgrade to KiCad 6, we’ve got you covered; simply choose one of the following two options.

Option 1: Use the Copr build service. If you don’t have Copr enabled yet, install it first with:

dnf install dnf-plugins-core

Then, open a terminal and type:

dnf copr enable @kicad/kicad
dnf install kicad

Option 2: Use Flatpak - the stable flatpak version of KiCad 6 can be installed as described in KiCad Flatpak.

Nightly Development Builds

The nightly development builds are snapshots of the development codebase (master branch) at a specific time. This codebase is under active development, and while we try our best, may contain more bugs than usual. New features added to KiCad can be tested in these builds.

Warning These builds may be unstable, and projects edited with these may not be usable with the current stable release. Use at your own risk!
Tip Nightly builds are provided in a separate installation directory. It is possible to install nightly builds at the same time as a stable version.

Nightly development builds for Fedora are available via the Copr build service, and can be installed with:

dnf copr enable @kicad/kicad
dnf install kicad-nightly

The kicad-nightly package includes the latest revision of all libraries except for the 3D models from the kicad-packages3D repository. Because of their size of more than 5 GB on disk they have been moved to a separate package and can be installed with:

dnf install kicad-nightly-packages3d

If you don’t have Copr enabled yet, install it first with:

dnf install dnf-plugins-core