On Ubuntu 13.04 I installed Tex Live 2013 and then compiled Kile from source (in order to avoid the large amount of dependencies that come with Ubuntu's version of Kile). Kile runs, but when I tried to compile a .tex file using PDFLaTeX I got the following error message:

[PDFLaTeX] failed to start

How do I make Kile find PDFLaTeX?


It turns out that you need to run Kile once as root. In a terminal enter:

sudo kile

Let Kile start, then close it and run Kile as normal. You should now be able to compile!

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