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  
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.

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