Comment 17 for bug 1825170

Jon Evans (craftyjon) wrote :

by default it will install to /usr/local instead of /usr like the PPA.
If you want to install it somewhere specific, you can add -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/whatever to the cmake command line. If you specify a prefix somewhere in your home directory, you should not even need the sudo to run make install.
Keep in mind if you make a prefix that is not in your PATH, you will have to manually run kicad by the full path, like /home/username/whatever/bin/kicad