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Re: Install KiCad on non Ubuntu distros - best way?


On 08/08/2013 10:35 AM, Fabrizio Tappero wrote:
> I Kaspar,
> yes please contribute to it. I did write these instructions while
> installing Kicad. for access to the web ask Miguel. He is the boss if
> it.
> Alternatively I can make the modifications you want. Send them to
> fabrizio.tappero (at) gmail dot com
> cheers
> Fab.
> On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 9:25 PM, Kaspar Bumke <kaspar.bumke@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Thanks for these instructions. I am switching to Debian myself and they
>> helped me quickly get KiCAD installed again to look at board I need to
>> solder!
>> However, there are quite a few bad practices in there mainly in using sudo
>> when you don't need to (also, unlike in Ubuntu sudo isn't necessarily
>> installed on Debian) and using /opt/ to build which should be for installed
>> software. Is there a way I can edit this page?

I think currently you are limited under linux as to where you can install KiCad, and still
have it function correctly.  This is one of the things on my to do list, to look at in
detail.  I have to finish up a board first.

But with the current constraints, I actually do think you have to use sudo.  So be careful
that whatever you'd like to write about is currently actually true.

I do agree that it should be possible to install on linux without sudo, but I don't
understand how that is currently true.


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