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AR# 10117

3.1i Install - "ERROR:PersonalityModule" and similar issues after uninstall and re-install

Description

Keywords: Install, Personality Module, definition files, partgen

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
Using 3.1i with a Service Pack (or any previous version of the software), I did
an uninstall, and immediately re-applied the 3.1i tools into the same directory.

Now, when I try to run the Xilinx tools, I receive errors similar to
the following:

C:\> partgen -i
Release 3.1i - PartGen D.19
Copyright (c) 1995-2000 Xilinx, Inc. All rights reserved.

ERROR:PersonalityModule - Unable to open definition file for Personality Module
"virtex". Please make sure that it has been correctly installed.

Solution

There is a deficiency in the Xilinx 3.1i uninstall program. The issue
is that new files installed by a Xilinx Service Pack sometimes do
not get removed during an uninstall.

A subsequent re-install to the same directory can mix 3.1i original files with
3.1i + Service Pack files, creating an invalid installation.

To work around this problem, save all data, license files, etc. in the $XILINX
directory tree. Do a complete uninstall. Then, go in and manually delete the
XILINX directory. After this, re-run the Xilinx 3.1i installer, and apply the latest
Service Packs.
AR# 10117
Date Created 09/08/2000
Last Updated 09/17/2002
Status Archive
Type General Article