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Installing Quartus-II software on Ubuntu Linux

Started by Bruce Varley April 26, 2011
Hi, Can anyone point me to some straightforward info re the above? The 
Altera site installation pages aren't particularly clear, and none of the 
links in the forums actually get me to anything useful, it's mostly comments 
saying how awful the process is. TIA 


it must be installed from within bash. the regular Ubuntu dash replacement =
although faster will not handle files in excess of 2GB. as soon as the inst=
aller has verified the file, it's all graphical. The buttons for next do no=
t fit onto certain netbooks, so a bit of tab wisdom is needed.

./filename  to extract from current directory you cd to.

it unpacks to the directory it's in to do a verification so have at least 6GB free there.

It takes 5.1 GB free in the eventual install location.

If you get colours when doing ls from the shell you are in dash.
On 27/04/2011 09:34, jacko wrote:
> ./filename to extract from current directory you cd to. > > it unpacks to the directory it's in to do a verification so have at > least 6GB free there. > > It takes 5.1 GB free in the eventual install location. > > If you get colours when doing ls from the shell you are in dash.
Colours are no indication of your shell - I use bash, with colours. But you are right about dash being the most common shell in Ubuntu. The easiest way to make sure you are running bash for a job like this, is simply to type "bash" - then do your install inside this shell.
you will have to have execute permissions set on the file also.

Have not installed byteblaster or Usb blaster support yet, so not sure how easy or hard this is, and not sure if a usb to parallel port adapter will work either.

version 9.1 windows under wine works for the front end but fails with a tcl error when compiling vhdl. which is why I installed the 10 under linux native.
On Apr 26, 7:56=A0pm, "Bruce Varley" <b...@NoSpam.com> wrote:
> Hi, Can anyone point me to some straightforward info re the above? The > Altera site installation pages aren't particularly clear, and none of the > links in the forums actually get me to anything useful, it's mostly comme=
nts
> saying how awful the process is. TIA
I have done it (9.1, 10.0 & 10.1), and I remember it being just as easy as installing any other program - no pain whatsoever. 1: Extract the file from Altera to a (temp) directory. 2: Execute the setup script from that directory (use sudo if installing to /opt). 3: Answer a few questions when prompted. Getting the USB blaster working takes a little effort; all of their scripts reference a deprecated USB I/O structure. Several solutions are in the wiki. RK
"Bruce Varley" <bv@NoSpam.com> wrote in message 
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> Hi, Can anyone point me to some straightforward info re the above? The > Altera site installation pages aren't particularly clear, and none of the > links in the forums actually get me to anything useful, it's mostly > comments saying how awful the process is. TIA
Thanks everyone. Most helpful.
David Brown <david@westcontrol.removethisbit.com> writes:

> The easiest way to make sure you are running bash for a job like this, > is simply to type "bash" - then do your install inside this shell.
Note that if you run a script which starts with the bang notation: #!/bin/sh it will launch dash, as /bin/sh is a link to /bin/dash on Ubuntu. Some users replace this link with a link to bash instead. //Petter -- .sig removed by request.
On 30/04/11 16:13, Petter Gustad wrote:
> David Brown<david@westcontrol.removethisbit.com> writes: > >> The easiest way to make sure you are running bash for a job like this, >> is simply to type "bash" - then do your install inside this shell. > > Note that if you run a script which starts with the bang notation: > #!/bin/sh it will launch dash, as /bin/sh is a link to /bin/dash on > Ubuntu. Some users replace this link with a link to bash instead. >
That can certainly happen - but only if the script is badly written. If a script requires certain functionality from its shell, it should use the appropriate shell in the #! line. You only use #!/bin/sh if you are happy with any posix-sh compliant shell - including dash. But of course, there's always the possibility that the script writer doesn't know that... mvh., David
should not 'bash script' execute a script within bash with the #! having an effect, as #! is a system feature to find the shell to use?