Package Details: quartus-free

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Package Base: quartus-free
Description: Quartus Prime Lite Edition design software for Altera FPGA's
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Keywords: altera quartus
Licenses: custom
Submitter: mabl
Maintainer: gbs
Last Packager: gbs
Votes: 20
Popularity: 0.257018
First Submitted: 2012-12-20 19:49
Last Updated: 2019-10-08 14:10

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pagdot commented on 2019-08-06 15:31

I've had problems with "NiosII Software Build Tools for Eclipse" not rendering correctly. I've fixed it by starting it manually with:

SWT_GTK3=0 /opt/altera/18.1/nios2eds/bin/eclipse-nios2

ckoller commented on 2019-07-08 12:29

Warning: quartus-free depends on the packaged bzip2 version 1.0.6 and below. Latest working: bzip2-1.0.6-8-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

Otherwise, you might get errors like this: Warning (12251): FIR.fir_compiler_ii_0: Generation Error: /opt/altera/18.1/quartus/dspba/backend/linux64/fir_ip_api_interface.bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Workaround: Create the missing symbolic link:

cd /usr/lib/lib64

ln -s

ckoller commented on 2019-02-06 00:50

Warning: Building the newer version (currently v18.1.0.625) requires now around 43GBytes of free space during package building!

If you keep the build directory in /tmp (tmpfs), you might need >43GBytes of RAM and/or swapspace. Increasing the size of tmpfs while the system is running can be achieved with:

mount -o remount,size=50G,noatime /tmp

Increasing the amount of swapspace for tmpfs is mandatory, too. You can temporarily add some more or additional swapspace with:

mkswap /dev/sdxX

followed by:

swapon /dev/sdxX

bliedblad commented on 2019-01-26 22:30

Found solution to NiosII SBT not opening here.

Steps to fix:

cd <install_dir>/quartus/linux64
sudo mv
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

bliedblad commented on 2019-01-14 18:21

Was able to install using tip from epozzobon on how to increase /tmp size; however, needed to sim-link "/tmp/pamac-build" rather than "/tmp/yaourt-tmp-$USER".

Quartus runs, but I have two issues:

  1. Cannot add a PLL in Platform Designer (QSys). Item added, wizard loads, but item removed when wizard closed.

  2. NiosII Software Build Tools for Eclipse loads, but vaporizes after workspace path selected. Can't locate log file in workspace, so no other info here.

Anyone else have these issues?

binaryshadow commented on 2018-11-06 18:05

Fail compile lib32-tkimg: checking for Tk configuration... configure: error: Can't find Tk configuration definitions. Use --with-tk to specify a directory containing

alexbrinister commented on 2018-11-05 18:45

The default group in the udev rules for the USB Blaster (plugdev) does not exist on Arch Linux. Instead of creating a new group just for Quartus, I replaced the MODE and GROUP entries with TAG+="uaccess". Patched 51-usbblaster.rules available here: As I understand it, the uaccess tag gives access to all users with a session. I'm not sure if this is the desired behavior for everyone. It seems to be the default behavior in systemd for most USB devices.

SethGower commented on 2018-11-02 17:41

I was installing this, and I noticed that there was an error (at least for me) in the modelsim-ase.desktop file. When I ran modelsim from rofi drun, it wouldn't launch until I appended -gui to the end of the exec command. Here is my new file:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition
Comment=ModelSim simulation software for Altera FPGA's
Exec=/opt/altera/18.1/modelsim_ase/bin/vsim -gui

luchianmihai commented on 2018-10-24 14:24

Does anyone encountered this problem? I have resized the /tmp/ folder to 50G and problem persists.

As a detail, while extracting install binaries, 8G of RAM and 10G of SWAP memory is used (all of it).

==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
    Quartus-lite- ... Passed ... Passed
    quartus.desktop ... Passed
    modelsim-ase.desktop ... Passed
    51-usbblaster.rules ... Passed
==> Extracting sources...
  -> Extracting Quartus-lite- with bsdtar
==> Entering fakeroot environment...
==> Starting package()...
Notice: Requires around 34GB of free space during package building!
Extracting install binaries and scripts from downloaded tar...
/tmp/yaourt-tmp-tinnedkarma/aur-quartus-free/./PKGBUILD: line 42:  9628 Killed                  DISPLAY="" bash ./ --mode unattended --unattendedmodeui none --accept_eula 1 --installdir "${pkgdir}${_alteradir}"
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build quartus-free.

gbs commented on 2018-09-29 11:08

dzamlo: fortunately, neither workaround is needed anymore since Intel has fixed the installer in version 18.1. I have thus reverted to calling it directly.