# Texlive 2018 install kills tex [closed]

I recently upgraded from Texlive 2017 to Texlive 2018 by default through dnf on a fedora 28 system, using Kile as the front end. My tex installation now fails to produce anything. I have removed texlive 2016 and uninstalled and reinstalled the 2018 version with no joy. On using Kile, my output gives me

``````*****
*****     PDFLaTeX output:
*****     pdflatex -shell-escape
*****
``````

``````This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.18 (TeX Live 2017) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
\write18 enabled.
``````

I'm at a loss and under some time pressure....

## closed as off-topic by user36296, Stefan Pinnow, Troy, Phelype Oleinik, SebastianoAug 14 '18 at 19:05

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• What happens when you run pdfLaTeX from the terminal? – Joseph Wright Jun 25 '18 at 8:55
• you said you have installed texlive 2018 but the log you show is texlive 2017. – David Carlisle Jun 25 '18 at 9:55
• check in Kile where `Settings->ConfigureKile->Tools->Build->LaTeX` is pointing to, as soon as you have the time. – naphaneal Jun 25 '18 at 10:53
• I'm voting to close this question as solved by the OP – user36296 Aug 14 '18 at 17:01
• Just to add to the soup of comments: This is a bug in Kile. It should fetch the paths to the executables from the current `\$PATH`, but it doesn't. A few days ago I was doing the same and found the bug report somewhere. I worked around the issue by hardcoding the path of the TL2018 executables in `Settings->Configure Kile->Tools->Build`. Definitely not pretty, but it will work until 2019. – Phelype Oleinik Aug 14 '18 at 17:07