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efe373
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Vivado supported OS

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Hello everyone,

 

I am planning to use Vivado 2019.1, but I have questions on my mind. In the Release Notes document of Vivado 2019.1 there is a list of supported operating systems. However, I am curious about if also Fedora and openSUSE are supported? I am assuming both of them are supported because RHEL and SUSE are supported. Can you clarify a little? Thanks.

 

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kdeshwal
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Registered: ‎11-12-2019

Hi @efe373 ,

I would suggest to go with the mentioned supported OS to enjoy flawless & smooth work-flow.
I have seen some users facing issues when following User Guide.
Please check UG973 for details. 

Thanks,
Kuldeep

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drjohnsmith
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if it not in the list

   its not supported,

does not mean it wont work, just its not been tried 

 

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dm78
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It may work, but if you have trouble, it's unlikely to get a valuable answer. Most of the time you will get: "It's unsupported. Use a supported OS.".

In my case, I cannot use one of the supported OS, because I'm not using Vivado or Vitis or Petalinux on it's own. I have several EDA tools and every tool trys to enforce it's own version of a sertain distribution. Even for Xilinx, it differs between Vivado and Petalinux (at least in earlier versions). The closes you may get is to use a dedicated VM for each tool. But that cannot be maintained, especially when dealing this different distributions. It will not take a long time and you have to manage several VMs.

Therefore, I'm using my well known arch and try to fix problems by myself (great thanks to the arch community). It is sad to see that most problems are unnecessary. They are not kernel related, eg. the programmers work like a charm. But the applications... . Althought they are basically java applications, Vivado, SDK, Vitis, Vitis_HLS even struggle to run on a slightly different distribution. The deployment is HHHUUUGGGEE (xx.x GB per release), but it's still not complete.

For Xilinx, I would recommend to switch to some kind of flatpak or even better to provide a basic container image instead of an installation.

So, be warned.

kdeshwal
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Hi @efe373 ,

I would suggest to go with the mentioned supported OS to enjoy flawless & smooth work-flow.
I have seen some users facing issues when following User Guide.
Please check UG973 for details. 

Thanks,
Kuldeep

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joancab
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If you stick to what is mentioned as supported you have some guarantees, first one: they may look into the potential problems you find. At the end of the day, the OS is a tool.