Install Microsemi Libero 2021.1 on Ubuntu 20.04
This is how I installed Libero SoC v2021.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa). It is an update of my previous post.
Create a directory for the license server (here I use
mkdir --p /home/USERNAME/.local/share/microsemi/license
Download the “Linux Daemon” from https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/design-resources/1711-licensing#downloads to the license directory and extract it with
tar xf Linux_Licensing_Daemon.tar.Z
Create an account on https://www.microsemi.com and request a “Libero Silver 1Yr Floating License for Windows/Linux Server”. You have to enter your MAC address (12 hexadecimal digits without colons), which you can get by typing
ip link | grep ether
The license file is sent via email. Store the license file
the license directory.
Now the first four lines of the license file must be edited, but not the rest
of the file. In the first line, replace
localhost. In lines 2 to 4 replace
PATH by the absolute path to the
license daemon directory. The first 4 lines schould then look like that:
SERVER localhost 112233445566 1702 DAEMON actlmgrd /home/USERNAME/.local/share/microsemi/license/Linux_Licensing_Daemon/actlmgrd DAEMON mgcld /home/USERNAME/.local/share/microsemi/license/Linux_Licensing_Daemon/mgcld VENDOR snpslmd /home/USERNAME/.local/share/microsemi/license/Linux_Licensing_Daemon/snpslmd
The license manager requires that
/usr/tmp exists (otherwise you get
“FlexNet Licensing error:-25,234”)
sudo ln -s /tmp /usr/tmp
Install the depedencies
sudo apt install lsb
And start the license server with
Linux_Licensing_Daemon/lmgrd -c License.dat -log /tmp/lmgrd.log
If you get a “file not found” error, install lsb.
On my system I have the problem that the license works only for a few minutes. I don’t know why, but when I start Libero a second time after a few minutes, it doesn’t recognise the license. Stopping and restarting the license server helps:
Linux_Licensing_Daemon/lmdown -c License.dat -q Linux_Licensing_Daemon/lmgrd -c License.dat -log /tmp/lmgrd.log
Download “Libero SoC v2021.1 for Linux” from https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/design-resources/1750-libero-soc#downloads.
The downloaded binary is a self-extracting archive built with InstallAnywhere. Before executing it, set its execute bit must be set and some dependencies have to be installed:
sudo apt install libxtst6:i386 libxrender1:i386 apt-file chmod +x Libero_SoC_v2021.1_lin.bin ./Libero_SoC_v2021.1_lin.bin
Now the graphical installer should be launched. If not, there are still some
library dependencies unresolved. From my experience, the console mode
installation does not work at all. Quit it by typing
quit and try to
install additional X or Qt libraries until the graphical installer is started.
Within the graphical installer, I recommend to change the install path to
/home/USERNAME/.local/share/microsemi/Libero_SoC-v12.1 and the common directory
/home/USERNAME/.local/share/microsemi/common. Otherwise you need root
permissions whenever Libero updates the IP cores.
The graphical installer checks for dependencies and suggests a command line to
install them. Copy this line to a terminal and prepend it with
sudo. When I
tired it, it was
sudo apt-get install -y xfonts-intl-asian xfonts-intl-chinese \ xfonts-intl-chinese-big xfonts-intl-japanese xfonts-intl-japanese-big \ ksh libxft2:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 \ packagekit-gtk3-module:i386
apt-get complains that a package is not available, simply remove it and try
again (I had to remove
Before actually starting Libero, some environment variables have to be set:
export LM_LICENSE_FILE=1702@localhost export SNPSLMD_LICENSE_FILE=1702@localhost export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/:/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/:/usr/lib /home/USERNAME/.local/share/microsemi/Libero/bin/libero