Sign up ×
TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How to configure kile in texlive 2010?

share|improve this question
Could you be more specific? Kile usually does a decent job configuring itself. Are you having problems installing Kile with TeXlive 2010 due to dependency issues? Or can Kile not find the path to your LaTeX binaries, or what? – frabjous Jan 10 '11 at 1:02
appears to install kile texlive 2009. – Regis da Silva Jan 10 '11 at 2:20
Não se esqueça de colocar uma marca de seleção verde se você estiver satisfeito com a resposta dada. – xport Jan 10 '11 at 11:08
@xport: writing Portuguese is not so nice for non-Portuguese readers of this English-language international site. To spare them the use of a translator: it means "Don't forget to put a green checkmark if you are satisfied with the answer." I guess. ;-) – Stefan Kottwitz Jan 10 '11 at 19:31
@Stefan: OK. Next time will not do this again. :-) – xport Jan 11 '11 at 8:41

3 Answers 3

put the .../texlive/bin/../ to your path and everything will be fine. A good idea is to create a file in /etc/profile.d/:

export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/`uname -i`-linux:$PATH
export MANPATH=/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/doc/man:$MANPATH
export INFOPATH=/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/doc/info:$INFOPATH

replace 2010 with your current texlive year or change the whole path if you have another location of texlive.

share|improve this answer
Herbert, I could not. Permission denied. – Regis da Silva Jan 12 '11 at 23:14
@Regis: That had to be done as root. Alternetively put it into your local .bashrc – Herbert Jan 13 '11 at 8:10
I'll explain: when I install it automatically install kile and texlive 2009. One solution would be to install the texlive 2010 and use the terminal. – Regis da Silva Jan 16 '11 at 13:41
I'm using texlive 2010 by the terminal, but every time I have to type PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/i386-linux:$PATH explained by site how do I not need to type it every time you use the texlive 2010? – Regis da Silva Jan 16 '11 at 22:29

I just went through the painful process of getting TeXLive 2010 installed and getting it to work with Kile. Here are the steps I had to take:


I also tried a few other things like changing paths and folder names in the process, but I don't think those affected it much.

share|improve this answer
  1. Edit the /etc/enviroment file as root and add the path directly, like: sudo gedit /etc/enviroment
  2. then add the path, it should look something like this (if you distribution is 32 bit)

  3. logout or reboot
  4. next puge kile out of you system sudo apt-get purge kile kbibtex then
  5. add this PPA
  6. update and reinstall kile

P.S. Just one note, when you do a sudo tlmgr update --all it wont work. You just have to do a sudo su then tlmgr update --all

share|improve this answer
Or do sudo /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/i386-linux/tlmgr update --self --all. Btw, the recommended way to do sudo for GUI applications is gksudo. – Caramdir Feb 9 '11 at 20:18
I do not know how to install kile-2.1b5.tar.bz2 not know how to use cmake. I do not know and use the PPA. – Regis da Silva Feb 12 '11 at 21:30

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.