I was looking to use InteractiveHtmlBom plugin for KiCad but unfortunately Debian maintainers did not set
KICAD_SCRIPTING option in official package. After few failing attempts I even tested official flatpak package but it is an old version (currently 4.x) and scripting was not enabled too.
So I dug further until it actually succeed to compile :-)
Here is the thing: KiCad official documentation still recommend packages for python2, and v5.1.4 is not compatible with new versions of
libglm-dev if compiled with GCC; this is now fixed in master. So the commands I used are:
# From http://kicad-pcb.org/download/debian/ without Python2 packages apt install cmake doxygen libboost-context-dev \ libboost-dev libboost-system-dev libboost-test-dev \ libcairo2-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libgl1-mesa-dev \ libglew-dev libglm-dev libngspice-dev \ liboce-foundation-dev liboce-ocaf-dev libssl-dev \ libwxbase3.0-dev libwxgtk3.0-dev swig wx-common # Add Debian Buster/Python3 required packages apt install python3-wxgtk4.0 libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-dev \ libboost-filesystem-dev python3-dev # Add KiCad libraries apt install kicad-libraries kicad-packages3d --no-install-recommends # Downgrade libdlm-dev - For 5.1.4 or older only apt remove libglm-dev wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/glm/libglm-dev_0.9.8.3-3_all.deb dpkg -i libglm-dev_0.9.8.3-3_all.deb # Clone and build KiCad git clone https://git.launchpad.net/kicad mkdir -p kicad/build/release cd kicad/build/release cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release \ -DKICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON \ -DwxWidgets_CONFIG_OPTIONS="--toolkit=gtk3" \ -DKICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX=ON \ -DKICAD_SCRIPTING_PYTHON3=ON \ -DwxWidgets_CONFIG_EXECUTABLE='/usr/bin/wx-config' \ ../.. make -j make install
Now you can use InteractiveHtmlBom which is really pleasant for big boards !