1.2 Installing ARM® Compiler

This topic lists the system requirements for running ARM® Compiler, and then guides you through the installation process.

System Requirements

ARM Compiler 6 is available for the following operating systems:

  • Windows 64-bit.
  • Windows 32-bit.
  • Linux 64-bit.

For more information on system requirements see the ARM Compiler release note.

Installing ARM® Compiler

You can install ARM Compiler as a standalone product on supported Windows and Linux platforms. If you use ARM Compiler as part of a development suite such as ARM DS-5 or Keil® µVision®, then installing the development suite also installs ARM Compiler. The following instructions are for installing ARM Compiler as a standalone product.

Prerequisites:

  1. Download ARM Compiler 6.
  2. Obtain a license. Contact your ARM sales representative or request a license.
  3. Set the ARMLMD_LICENSE_FILE environment variable to point to your license file or license server.

    Note:

    This path must not contain double quotes on Windows. A path that contains spaces still works without the quotes.

If you need to set any other environment variable, such as ARM_TOOL_VARIANT, see Toolchain environment variables for more information.

Installing a standalone ARM® Compiler on Windows platforms

To install ARM Compiler as a standalone product on Windows, you need the setup.exe installer on your machine. This is in the ARM Compiler 6 download:

  1. On 64-bit platforms, run win-x86_64\setup.exe. On 32-bit platforms, run win-x86_32\setup.exe.
  2. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

If you have an older version of ARM Compiler 6 and you want to upgrade, ARM recommends that you uninstall the older version of ARM Compiler 6 before installing the new version of ARM Compiler 6.

Installing a standalone ARM® Compiler on Linux platforms

To install ARM Compiler as a standalone product on Linux platforms, you need the install_x86_64.sh installer on your machine. This is in the ARM Compiler 6 download:

  1. Run install_x86_64.sh normally, without using the source Linux command.
  2. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

Uninstalling a standalone ARM® Compiler

To uninstall ARM Compiler on Windows, use the Control Panel:

  1. Select Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  2. Select the version that you want to uninstall, for example ARM Compiler 6.5.
  3. Click the Uninstall button.

To uninstall ARM Compiler on Linux, delete the ARM Compiler 6 installation directory for the compiler version you want to delete.

For more information on installation, see the ARM Compiler release note.

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