Cadence Spectre and Virtuso on RedHat Linux 9.0

Discussion in 'Cadence' started by Nathan, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Nathan

    Nathan Guest

    We are having difficulty installing Cadence 5.0 on Redhat Linux 9.0.
    Cadence recomments 7.2 but we have hardware issues with 7.2.
    Has anybody got it to work on 9.0 ?

    Nathan, Jan 16, 2004
  2. Nathan

    B Guest

    what kind of difficulty? Post the exact error message you are getting
    to get help.
    B, Jan 16, 2004
  3. Nathan

    fogh Guest

    I did not try RH9, but the installation of IC5 went flawlessly for me
    with Mandrake linux 9.2

    For fixing your hardware problem, I d suggest you try whitebox linux
    (a clone of RHEL) rather than RH9.
    fogh, Jan 16, 2004
  4. Nathan

    tritue Guest

    Yes we do, I work fine with except for some bug that exist in RH 7.1-3

    You will need to add the env variable before it can work properly

    setenv LD_ASSUME_KERNEL 2.4.1
    setenv LANG C
    tritue, Jan 16, 2004
  5. Cadence needs the presence of the lock-Daemon, which (as far as I remember)
    isn't included inv RedHat Linux 9.
    We installed it on RedHat 8 without any difficulties, though.

    Stefan Joeres, Jan 16, 2004
  6. Nathan

    Jay Lessert Guest

    FWIW, we're currently running IC5033, SPR50-something and LDV41 on:

    Red Hat Linux release 8.0 (Psyche)
    Linux tux1 2.4.18-14 #1 Wed Sep 4 12:13:11 EDT 2002 i686 athlon i386

    And now moving to:

    SuSE Linux 9.0 (i586)
    Linux concorde 2.4.21-144-default #1 Fri Nov 14 00:01:36 UTC 2003 i686
    i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    We're just starting to move to SuSE after seeing Redhat's shorter
    and shorter support times for releases (RH9 support expires in 4/04
    or something like that, right?).

    Jay Lessert, Jan 16, 2004
  7. Nathan

    fogh Guest

    We're just starting to move to SuSE after seeing Redhat's shorter
    Did you do this in accordance with CDS ?

    All EDA vendors will announce support for RHEL, and you will then have
    a garantied 5 year support, but for a rather indecent price.

    RHEL is a meaningful inverstment only for servers, and I wish cadence
    would not recommend it for workstations.

    A decent attitude would be to garanty support of RHEL, but also extend
    the checks done by checkSysConf. This way, if some other main linuxes
    (Mandrake, Suse, debian, redhat fedora, ...) qualify according to this
    check then full support will be given too.
    fogh, Jan 19, 2004
  8. What I'm saying here is my own view, and not Cadence's (this is true of
    all my posts here).

    The trouble with even having checkSysConf support is that somebody needs
    to actually test it on all these variants; otherwise the checkSysConf check
    is of no use whatsoever if we just have a wild stab in the dark guess as
    to whether it is supported...

    It's a nice idea, but it's very hard to give partial support to an OS.

    There have been ideas touted to give support for a Linux Base release
    (I forget the correct name for this) that various distro's sign up against,
    but even that is pretty hard.

    Mind you, I find it amazing that people are prepared to spend tens or hundreds
    of thousands of dollars on EDA software, but aren't prepared to spend $200 on
    the OS... (controversial view, maybe...)


    Andrew Beckett, Jan 19, 2004
  9. United Linux?
    This is a matter of choice. At the Eda tools (unfortunatly) there is
    no way of getting around these some hundred thousand $. With the os
    there has been a way. We have internal computer staff supporting
    linux, and do not need that much help from these distributions... So
    we would like not to pay double for internal and external staff.

    But you are right. The main expense is the eda-software. And to me it
    seems to be unreasonable prices... Comparing quality of software and
    prices eda software is to my feeling a very bad deal for the user.
    Regards, Harald
    Harald Neubauer, Jan 21, 2004
  10. Nathan

    Jay Lessert Guest

    Well, if I ruled the world, I'd be running all my EDA software
    on Solaris x86, and happily paying Sun for the priviledge. But
    that horse left the barn years ago, I guess, and it's way too
    late for McNealy to change his mind about it now (even if he wanted

    So in the current Linux x86 EDA environment, my current bitch is
    that there *isn't* any sensible way to spend $200 (or $100/year,
    or whatever) on the OS. If you look at the current on-line Cadence
    support matrix: only real choice is RH7.2. AFAIK, it is not possible to buy
    support for 7.2 from Redhat! Synopsys was not any better, last time
    I looked, and I've not checked Mentor (not currently a customer).

    Personally, I'd strongly prefer that Cadence support SUSE, but if
    Redhat is going to be the one supported option, it really does need
    to be RHEL, since apparently nothing else besides Fedora is going to
    exist (from a support point-of-view).

    Jay Lessert, Jan 21, 2004
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