Hi, I create a live ebuild for compiling and installing kicad from SVN head under Gentoo linux. Its now as simple as typing 'emerge kicad-live' to get kicad updated to the latest svn revision.
You can grab the ebuild at http://svn.engelkotzen.net/public/live-ebuilds/sci-electronics/kicad-live/kicad-live-0.1.ebuild and copy it into your overlay. Please let me know of any problem you may encounter. Alternatively, I added this ebuild to the live-ebuilds overlay so it's possible to get it from layman. Here are the instructions. To use the overlay you need to emerge layman and add the overlay: emerge -va layman echo "source /usr/portage/local/layman/make.conf" >> /etc/make.conf layman -f -a live-ebuilds You can then install kicad with emerge -va kicad-live If a version of kicad was already installed, you will have to unmerge it before you'll be able to install kicad-live: emerge -C kicad Finally, it might be useful to update the overlay from time to time in case the ebuild changes: layman -S HTH and thanks to the active contributors that constantly improve kicad. David Please read the Kicad FAQ in the group files section before posting your question. Please post your bug reports here. They will be picked up by the creator of Kicad. Please visit http://www.kicadlib.org for details of how to contribute your symbols/modules to the kicad library. For building Kicad from source and other development questions visit the kicad-devel group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kicad-devel Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kicad-users/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kicad-users/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/