Follow the instructions below to install Kppa. Kppa can be downloaded from the Kppa downloads page.

Package Installation

rpmlogo RPM

Double-click the RPM file to install Kppa to /opt/paratools/kppa-version, or use your system’s package manager from the command line. For example, on Fedora systems:

sudo yum install kppa-*.rpm

You can also use the rpm command to install to a different location. For example, if you wish to install Kppa to /usr/local instead of /opt/paratools:

sudo rpm -Uvh --prefix=/usr/local /path/to/kppa-version-release.distro.arch.rpm

debian Debian Package

Double-click the deb file to install Kppa to /opt/paratools/kppa-version, or use dpkg to install the package from the command line:

sudo dpkg -i /path/to/kppa_version-release_distro_arch.rpm


Use the tar command to extract the tarball into your desired installation destination. For example, to install Kppa to $HOME/software:

mkdir -p $HOME/software
cd $HOME/software
tar xvzf /path/to/kppa-version-release.distro.arch.tgz

User Environment

RPM and DEB packages will put Kppa in your PATH via a symlink in /usr/local/bin. If you install from a tarball, you should update your PATH environment variable to include Kppa:

export PATH=/opt/paratools/kppa-0.2/bin:$PATH

or if you use C-Shell:

setenv PATH /opt/paratools/kppa-0.2/bin:${PATH}