Q: I don't have root privileges, can I still install Kile?
Yes, you can install Kile in your home directory. You will have to
compile and install Kile from source. Instructions for doing so can be found here.
Q: Kile complains about LOG/DVI/PS/PDF file not found.
This is an old bug, it happens sometimes after upgrading from an old
version of Kile. You need to restore Kile to its default settings. The easiest way to do this is to remove your own settings. First close Kile then open a Konsole and type
Q: Kile becomes unresponsive and slow after a while.
For some systems the autosave feature triggers a bug in the underlying filesystem used or in the KDE libraries. The easiest way is to turn off autosave in the Settings->Configure Kile dialog.
In the same way the LyX server emulation also gave problems for users having their home folder on a remote buggy AFS filesystem. This feature can be turned off in the Settings->Configure Kile dialog as well.
How to compile Kile for Linux/BSDThis section describes how to compile Kile for KDE4 locally, for testing purposes for example. If you want to perform a system-wide installation, it is strongly recommended to install Kile via your distribution's package management system.
Installing Kile is not difficult, but if you do not have the right software installed, you will find that it is impossible to do. To compile Kile you will need:
Get the source!
Get the released source code either from the download section (or from KDE's Subversion repository as described here). Then for the released source code extract the tar ball using (for kile-2.1.tar.bz2):
It is recommended to create a special directory which will contain the Kile executable and related files. In that way it is easier to upgrade Kile.
We assume in the following that the directory $HOME/kile-install is used for that purpose. If you do not want to use a separate directory, you can also install Kile into the local KDE directory for your user, which is named $HOME/.kde usually. The different steps for compiling Kile are now as follows:
First change to the kile-2.1 directory
If CMake finished successfully you should run