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Newbie felknight
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Registered: ‎10-06-2015

Intaller hans at "generating installed device list" in Linux arch

Hello.

 

When trying to install Xilinx_Vivado_SDK_Lin_2015.3_0929_1 the installation hans at the message "generating installed device list". I let it run for hours and it never finished. 

 

I'm using arch linux with the following kernel:

Linux Arch 4.2.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Sep 29 22:21:33 CEST 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux

 

Also if i kill the installer and try to run any binary from /opt/Xilinx it fails with a missing library message. By example:

 

/opt/Xilinx/Vivado/2015.3/bin/vivado

 

couldn't load file "librdi_commontasks.so": libncurses.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

 

I suppose this happens because my libncurses library is version 6. I can workaround this installing ncurses version 5 from source. But I don't know how to start the design tools from command line, is there any documentation on this.

 

Thanks

 

Screenshot-Vivado 2015.3 Installer - Installation Progress.png
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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎04-16-2012

Re: Intaller hans at "generating installed device list" in Linux arch

Hello @felknight

 

Check this answer record: http://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/60111.html

If the above answer didn't help, share the xinstall_xxxxx.log file here located in /opt/Xilinx/.xinstall

 

Thanks,

Vinay

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Visitor peter@fhg
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Registered: ‎01-21-2013

Re: Intaller hans at "generating installed device list" in Linux arch

Hi, I've had the same issue in Arch-Linux, and following your hint with libncurses5, I've just installed "ncurses5-compat-libs" from AUR which provides ncurses6 with ncurses5-ABI. After doing so, the installer finished without hanging at "Generating installed device list". Another issue (maybe interesting for Xilinx): The call to "uname -i" within `xsetup` returns "unknown" in Arch. This should probably be "uname -m". If you do not change this, xsetup will give up by saying "ERROR: This installation is not supported on 32 bit platforms." Hope this helps! Best regards, Peter
Visitor peter@fhg
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Registered: ‎01-21-2013

Re: Intaller hans at "generating installed device list" in Linux arch

@felknight: For calling the xilinx binaries, you need to source the settings64.sh script first, which is located in [whereever]/Vivado/2015.3/settings64.sh. However, it seems that these scripts are generated by the installer during this last phase. When fixing the ncurses5 issue, the scripts will be available and calling them from command line works well...

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Adventurer
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Registered: ‎03-30-2013

Re: Intaller hans at "generating installed device list" in Linux arch

This is still the case for some distros in 2017.3 as well.

 

INFO : Running post-install tasks.......

tail -f .Xilinx/xinstall/xinstall_1510382829539.log
2017-11-11 08:23:43,312 DEBUG: o.p:? - Executing script Generating installed device list: /tools/xilinx/vivado/v2017.3/Vivado/2017.3/bin/vivado [-nolog, -nojournal, -mode, batch, -source, /tools/xilinx/vivado/v2017.3/.xinstall/Vivado_2017.3/scripts/xlpartinfo.tcl, -tclargs, /tools/xilinx/vivado/v2017.3/Vivado/2017.3/data/parts/installed_devices.txt]

The above happens both in GUI and batch mode.

Why isn't the installation done in two stages (internally) if LD_LIBRARY_PATH or similar has to be set to match the installation.

The reason it's hanging seem to be that it can't load it's own libraries during the last stage. While the installation is hanging it's possible to complete it manually:

 

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/export/filestore/tools/xilinx/vivado/v2017.3/Vivado/2017.3/lnx64/tools/clang-3.9/lib /tools/xilinx/vivado/v2017.3/Vivado/2017.3/bin/vivado -nolog -nojournal -mode batch -source /tools/xilinx/vivado/v2017.3/.xinstall/Vivado_2017.3/scripts/xlpartinfo.tcl -tclargs /tools/xilinx/vivado/v2017.3/Vivado/2017.3/data/parts/installed_devices.txt

 

But, when you then break xsetup it will clean up by removing the installation leaving behind nothing but the .xinstall directory.


I remember the good old days on Solaris when the Xilinx installer was basically a tar/cpio style extraction. Then the bloated Java based installer which took hours and hours to do the same job came along...

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Newbie mkk
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Registered: ‎12-14-2010

Re: Intaller hans at "generating installed device list" in Linux arch

You can add the library  path before installation (2017.4):

 

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/inst_path/Vivado/2017.4/lnx64/tools/clang-3.9/lib
./Xilinx_Vivado_SDK_Web_2017.4_1216_1_Lin64.bin

 

 

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Adventurer
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Registered: ‎03-30-2013

Re: Intaller hans at "generating installed device list" in Linux arch

Good idea. It works in the 2017.4 release. It's a bit odd that the installation script does not do this internally by itself.

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Moderator
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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: Intaller hans at "generating installed device list" in Linux arch

Hello @d.signer,

 

Thanks a lot for letting us know and we are glad to see your issue is resolved now using the workaround provided in the previous post.

As your issue is solved, please mark the response as Accepted Solution, so  the topic can be completed then. We appreciate your help.

 

Thanks in advance and have a great day.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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