Keywords: tmp, .xinstall, create, cannot, service pack, install
Problem Description: I am attempting to start an install on Solaris/HP platform, but when I type "setup," I see this error:
/tmp/.xinstall/<some file name> : Cannot create.
The Xilinx installer uses the /tmp/.xinstall directory as a temporary directory. Once the install has completed, this directory is removed. However, if for some reason the install was interrupted before completion, this temporary directory might not be removed.
If you are the only user that has tried to install on the machine, you will see a message stating that the problem exists and advising you to simply remove the temporary directory before continuing. However, if another user ran a previous install that did not complete on the same machine, there will be files left over in the /tmp/.xinstall directory that you will not have access to remove.
The above error message signals this problem.
To correct the situation, change directory to /tmp/.xinstall, and do a 'ls -la'. See who owns the directory, and have that user delete it. Once this is done, you should be able to successfully run the install.