3.2 Installing DS-5
DS-5 32-bit and 64-bit install packages are available for Windows and Linux platforms.
The main advantage of using a 64-bit version of DS-5 is that
the binaries provided with 64-bit versions are capable of processing larger data
sets before hitting per-process memory limits. On Linux, 64-bit tools have fewer
operating system compatibility issues.
NoteAlthough you can install 32-bit versions of DS-5™ on 64-bit
platforms, it is recommended to install 64-bit versions of DS-5 on 64-bit operating
Installing on Linux
To install DS-5 on Linux, run (not source) install.sh and follow the on-screen instructions.
Installing device drivers and desktop shortcuts is optional. The device drivers allow USB
connection to DSTREAM and RVI debug hardware units. The desktop menu is created
using the http://www.freedesktop.org/
menu system on supported Linux platforms. If you want to install these features
post-install, using root privileges, run
script available in the
Tools installed by both the 32-bit and 64-bit installers have dependencies on
32-bit system libraries. You must ensure that 32-bit compatibility libraries are
installed when using DS-5 on 64-bit Linux host platforms. DS-5 tools may fail to run or report errors about missing
libraries if 32-bit compatibility libraries are not installed.
There are known issues when running DS-5 32-bit binaries on 64-bit Ubuntu host platforms.
NoteOn Linux, you can use suite_exec to
configure the environment variables correctly for DS-5. For example, run <
shell> to open a shell with the PATH and other
environment variables correctly configured. Run suite_exec with no arguments for more help.
Installing on Windows
To install DS-5 on Windows, run setup.exe
and follow the on-screen instructions.
During installation, you may be prompted to install device drivers. These drivers
allow USB connections to DSTREAM, RVI, and Energy Probe hardware units. They also
support networking for the simulation models. It is recommended to install these
drivers if you intend to use these features.
NoteYou can safely ignore warnings displayed when these drivers are installed and
continue with the installation.