How to install Kite -

I tried to install Kite from octopi and it creates a file in opt/kite/kite-installer
Now how to install kite and configure it to auto-start when login

Currently using Dragonised Version
System: Kernel: 5.14.5-zen2-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=88596ace-f689-4256-b1c5-422752fc3e40 rw [email protected] quiet splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
resume=UUID=7b78837c-3fa0-452e-971a-929158ca0b41 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux

A comment in the AUR says: the actual Kite can be installed via /opt/kite/kite-installer install

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I tried this also, but didn't work

Any specific error message?

╭─[email protected] in /opt/kite🔒 took 62ms
 ╰─λ /opt/kite/kite-installer install
[installer] no previous kite installation found
[installer] unable to retrieve version information for kite. please make sure that is reachable
[installer] error: unexpected http status code: 403
[installer] Rolling back installed data...
[installer] removing kite-autostart systemd service
[installer] terminating kite processes
[installer] removing kite-updater systemd service
[installer] removed ~/.local/share/kite

Looks like a network issue or, more likely, a problem with the site. You are getting a 403 error when you are are accessing


Maybe check here, there seems to be also an installer that can be downloaded from their website.

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That is all the AUR package does. It downloads the installer from the site.

I suppose it is possible the AUR version is out-of-date but I haven't checked.


I tried wget, but it also didn't work

What error did you get?

I just tested it for you. The AUR package is, indeed, out-of-date.

I was able to download the latest from their site and install it without issue.


how did you install it..

bash current
 ╭─[email protected] in ~
 ╰─λ wget
--2021-09-18 20:44:57--
Loaded CA certificate '/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt'
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 303 See Other
Location: [following]
--2021-09-18 20:44:57--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
2021-09-18 20:44:59 ERROR 403: Forbidden.

Maybe you can try from their Dropbox.
Please try downloading kite-installer from Dropbox and then running the commands:

bash --download
bash --install



in browser. It should automatically download it. Then proceed.

Official website says it is not available for download

I would suggest contacting them.


Why don't you install kite from IDE itself? It installs on VS Code, intellij, PyCharm etc. It seems to be best workaround right now.


you need kite for development in which language? If its Python then 'Jedi' done auto-completion work out of the box, no need of kite. I am using Vim for python development using pre-configured .vimrc file. Here is screenshot, with Jedi auto-completion.


Kite isn't just autocomplete, but a more full predictive coding engine. I didn't find it that useful, but I can see why it's growing in popularity.


I know that the kite is not just auto-complete it uses AI to suggest predictive words. But I believe that AI no doubt gives you speed in writing code but killing his or her learning ability.

So I like simple auto-complete in which you have to write one or two letter to complete whole word.