General Description: In some instances, my Registration ID is blank/null. These instances include:
1. When I do a "Help -> About" in XILINX applications, it reports that my Registration ID is blank/null.
2. During a Service Pack Install, I receive a warning about a null Registration ID.
What does this mean, and what should I do about it?
The Registration ID is typically held in the fileset.txt file that exists in the root of the $XILINX tree. (This is where the Xilinx software was installed.) In some cases, however, this line might not have been written.
This file can be added manually. A sample file could look like:
Solaris Mon May 22 14:20:56 MDT 2000:: product=Alliance Mon May 22 14:20:56 MDT 2000:: version=v3.1i Mon May 22 14:20:56 MDT 2000:: Registration_ID=XXXXXXXXXXXX
HP Sat Sep 23 15:43:11 HPT 100:: product=alliance Sat Sep 23 15:43:11 HPT 100:: version=3.1i Sat Sep 23 15:43:11 HPT 100:: cd key=XXXXXXXXXXXX
HP users will not have a Registration_ID line, and should add it manually. If Solaris users do not have such a line, you should also add it manually.
The 'XXXXXXXXXXXX' number is the Registration ID you received when you registered your Xilinx Software.
The Service Pack Installer could not find this line, it may have added it for you. In this case, the line Registration_ID=null could exist. Although this will not cause problems, we suggest you add your Registration ID manually. To do this, edit this file and replace "null" with your 12-digit registration ID. (Do not include dashes.)
Additionally, any warning messages relating to this issue can safely be ignored.