AR# 1212: Workstation Install: How to Install software for a specific platform
Workstation Install: How to Install software for a specific platform
In the workstation world, some users have a non-uniform platform environment. For example, the server may be an HPUX machine and all the others may be Sparcs.
This situation is a problem because the Xilinx Install assumes that the workstation platform that mounts the CDROM is the executable that should be installed. So, in the above example where the server is a HPUX machine, and all the other clients are Sparcs, if 'install' is executed without any options on the HPUX machine, HPUX binaries will be installed instead of Sparc binaries
When invoking the 'install' script, use the option. The options for are:
When you want to force the installtion of binareis for a specific platform, use the '-f' option.
The options for the '-f' option are:
dos hppa rs6000 sparc
For example, to specifically install binaries for a sparc on a sparc, you would use:
install -f sparc
As another example, to specifically install binaries for a hppa on a sparc, install would be invoked as:
install -f hppa
Note, some of the above options do not apply. For example, the rs6000 option only works on the rs6000 CDROM version of XACT 6.