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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Xilinx ISE WebPack on Slackware64

(breaking news) Slackware64-13.37 has been released! Thank's to Pat, Eric, and other maintainers for making this version available.

For a long time, I have struggled with errors on the installation of  Xilinx ISE WebPack on Slackware64 because I want make Slackware64 not only for doing my "office work", but also as the environment for all development software related to my work. So far, I can make design and draw PCB artwork on Slackware64 using gEDA and pcb. Also, I am able to compile and use gcc cross-compilers for AVR and ARM-based embedded systems. However, if I want to develop "some hardware" on FPGA using Verilog HDL, I must switch to other OS that I really don't like it. Finally, I can install Xilinx ISE WebPack on Slackware64. Thank's to Philip Pemberton that has written the solution on Ubuntu 64-bit version.

The installation problem occurs only when you try to install it on 64-bit version of Linux. I have tried it on Slackware64 and Ubuntu 64-bit version, all trials are failed. The solution is just install 32-bit version of Xilinx ISE on Slackware64. By Philip's reference, here is the step of installation:
  • Download the Xilinx ISE (any latest Linux version or complete version) and extract the installer.
  • Enter the installer directory.
  • Install it with this command (must be root): linux32 ./xsetup
  • Follow the instructions.
  • Enter the installation directory (if you don't change the default, it should be /opt/Xilinx/[ISE_version]
  • Create a script: (if you use vim, just type: vim
  • Put a few lines below on the script (in my case, I install Xilinx ISE 13.1. If you use different release number, just change the "13.1" to the correct one):

    source /opt/Xilinx/13.1/ISE_DS/ /opt/Xilinx/13.1/ISE_DS/

  • Don't forget to make it executable: chmod +x
  • Execute the script to start Xilinx ISE.

Here is the screenshot of Xilinx ISE on Slackware64 inside my laptop:


    Anonymous said...


    Anonymous said...

    muito obrigado!!