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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Licenses: custom
Submitter: mabl
Maintainer: mabl (duttondj)
Last Packager: duttondj
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.062333
First Submitted: 2012-12-20 19:49
Last Updated: 2016-03-16 09:40

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duttondj commented on 2016-03-16 09:41

Beware, this package takes about 52GB to build but only 14GB to install. It has to grab the 6GB tar from Altera's site, extract it to a bunch of files adding up to 6GB, then uncompresses those to a 14GB directory, which is then copied (another 14GB), and then packaged up (another 14GB). I recommend building the package manually instead of using a helper if you are low on space so you can remove old files along the way.

duttondj commented on 2016-03-16 09:39

- Updated to
- Updated freetype2 link
- Added modelsim-ae.desktop and _modelsimver option for easier switching if needed
- Restructured PKGBUILD to better reflect proper workflow: prepare(): patching, package(): combine all files together. This results in easier resuming or skipping of extraction steps (like if you are using this PKGBUILD to install a different edition of Quartus/ModelSim). Before, you would always have to rerun the script if you failed/aborted the build process which mean running extraction again. Now, this step can be skipped with '-e' if you've already done it once.

mabl commented on 2016-03-13 15:58


duttondj commented on 2016-03-13 15:40

I'd love to

mabl commented on 2016-03-13 15:18

I'm currently rather time limited. Anyone willing to become Co-Maintainer?

Bitl0rd commented on 2016-03-13 12:48

please update pkgbuild

duttondj commented on 2015-11-29 03:29

Two things to get this working:
1. Working url for lib32-freetype2, same md5sum:

2. Either install `lib32-ncurses5-compat-libs` yourself from aur or add it as a depend.

By the way, the new Quartus Prime Lite 15.1 (new name for web edition) works using these same hacks:

You will also need to update the pkgver to if you go for the new Prime.

Gooberpatrol66 commented on 2015-10-14 17:41


wallacoloo commented on 2015-10-02 23:23

By the way, a new version is available (

wallacoloo commented on 2015-10-01 08:23

@Masshat Package builds/installs fine for me.

However, attempting to run modelsim (/opt/altera/modelsim_ase/bin/vsim) results in:

/opt/altera/modelsim_ase/bin/../linux/vish: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

It appears that ncurses 6 was released at the beginning of August 2015. Installing lib32-ncurses5-compat-libs from the AUR (in place of lib32-ncurses) allows Modelsim to start, and Quartus seems to still work OK. It may be worth editing the dependencies to reflect this.

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