Wednesday 16 November 2011

Fedora 16 - Kile installation

Kile is a fantastic editor for creating LaTEX documents. It is part of the KDE suite of applications, but runs perfectly fine under Gnome when the KDE libraries are installed.

Unfortunately, the Kile package in Fedora 16 appears to be broken. When trying to start the application, a dialog box pops up with the message: "No editor component found. Please check your KDE installation". The application still manages to load, but is missing all icons. Attempting to open a file causes Kile to crash.

Through trial-and-error and a nudge in the right direction from the Arch forum (, I managed to fix Kile by installing two more packages.

sudo yum install kate-libs libkate

1 comment:

Minkowski said...

Thank you very much for explanation.