Install LibrePCB on Linux ARM Device
LibrePCB is a free, cross-platform, easy-to-use electronic design automation suite to draw schematics and design printed circuit boards – for makers, students and professionals, from beginners to experts.
This software just lets you develop electronics the right way. No costs. No restrictions. No online account. No unnecessary complexity.
To run: Menu -> Programming -> LibrePCB
To run in a terminal: flatpak run --file-forwarding org.librepcb.LibrePCB
Fortunately, LibrePCB is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
- Use Pi-Apps to install LibrePCB.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
LibrePCB will only run on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM64 OS. Pi-Apps will not let you install LibrePCB on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install LibrePCB.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Engineering category.
Now scroll down to find LibrePCB in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install LibrePCB for you!