AR# 9038: 2.1i Install : Service Pack update fails with Severe error at 93%
2.1i Install : Service Pack update fails with Severe error at 93%
Keywords: 2.1i, service pack, install, fails, 93%
General Description: During a service pack update of the Foundation tools, typically at the 93% mark, errors might be seen such as:
"Severe--Unable to create directory" and another message that says "archiving the existing files".
The Implementation Tools Service Pack updates both the implementation tools and the Foundation GUI tools.
At 93%, the Foundation interface tools update is launched. If the design entry tools were not originally installed, or if they were but some problem exists with this Foundation directory structure, this error can be seen. The minimum directory structure that the installer expects to see is
(where $XILINX is the location of the Xilinx tools).
If this directory structure does not exist or has been modified, correcting this will fix the problem. Or, if the Foundation Design Entry update is not needed, there is a way to tell the installer NOT to install the update. This is done by :
In the root of the $XILINX directory, there is a text file called fileset.txt. This is the text file that the installer reads. Make a backup of this file, then simply open it up with a text editor, and search for any lines containing product=foundation
Changing this line so it says: product=alliance will disable the design entry update, since it is not needed.
Save the file and re-run the update should allow for a successful installation of the update.