How to install KiCad 2013-07-07 BZR 4022 on Ubuntu 64

KiCad has been updated to 4.0.x branch and it is strongly recommended to use it for all your new projects, instead of the good old BZR 4022 from 2013.

But sometimes, when you want to open an old design without too much trouble, it’s a good idea to install the old CAD software.

If you encounter this:

/usr/local/kicad/bin/kicad: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Then it’s probably because BZR 4022 is a 32 bit only software and you’re using a 64 bit OS.

You need to install “libgtk2.0-0:i386“:
$ sudo apt install libgtk2.0-0:i386

Then you might have this:

$ /usr/local/kicad/bin/kicad

(kicad:22433): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: « murrine »
(kicad:22433): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: « pixmap »
(kicad:22433): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: « murrine »
(kicad:22433): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: « murrine »
(kicad:22433): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: « murrine »
(kicad:22433): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: « murrine »

(...)

To solve the warnings, you need to install:

$ sudo apt install gtk2-engines:i386
$ sudo apt install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386
$ sudo apt install gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386

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