Linux install issues
If you are having issues installing Kite on a Linux system, it's possible that you may be trying to install Kite in an unsupported environment. Please read this article to learn more.
- 64-bit system (x86 or x86_64)
systemdis required to allow Kite to auto update itself
wgetmust be installed to download the Kite binary
- We currently do not support installations in Docker containers or on remote servers
Supported Linux Distributions and Versions
Please refer to the list below to see if your version of Linux is supported. Any version not in this list is not guaranteed to work with Kite.
Note: At the moment there are no plans to support new distributions of Linux that are not on this list. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- 16.04 LTS
- 18.04 LTS
- 9.7 (Stretch)
- Arch Linux
- Current version
- Linux Mint
These are common issues that you may encounter while running the Kite installer script.
Error writing to
This problem can be fixed by running the terminal command
chmod -R 777 ~/.local/share/icons and then rerunning the installer script.
You may also see a message telling you
There are no enabled repos. This problem can be fixed by running the following terminal commands:
sudo apt-get install -y libxss1 wget -O kite-installer https://linux.kite.com/dls/linux/current bash kite-installer --download bash kite-installer --install
xdg-mine executable not found in
This can typically be fixed by running the following terminal commands:
sudo apt-get update -y sudo apt-get install -y xdg-utils
Syntax error when running the
This could be caused by a corrupted
kite-installer. Please try downloading
kite-installer from Dropbox and then running the commands:
bash kite-installer.sh --download bash kite-installer.sh --install
Wrong checksum for updater script
You may see an error message about Kite's updater script not matching the checksum.
[installer] no previous kite installation found [installer] latest version is 2.20200211.0, downloading now... [installer] /home/you/.local/share/kite/kite-updater-2.20200211.0.sh already exists, validating... [installer] checksum doesn't match, downloading again...
In this case, you can delete the updater script and run the
kite-installer script again. In the example above, you would run the terminal command
rm /home/you/.local/share/kite/kite-updater-2.20200211.0.sh. However, be sure you replace the path of the updater script with the actual one on your system.
Cannot download Kite from behind a proxy
If you are behind a proxy, you may not be able to download the necessary components to install Kite. You may be able to fix this issue by running the following commands:
export http_proxy=http://host:port https_proxy=https://host:port bash -c "$(wget -q -O - https://linux.kite.com/dls/linux/current)"
Cannot install Kite using
sudo or as
Kite currently cannot be installed using
sudo or as