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: mabl (duttondj)
Last Packager: duttondj
Votes: 13
Popularity: 0.106887
First Submitted: 2012-12-20 19:49
Last Updated: 2016-06-05 15:26

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duttondj commented on 2017-03-16 22:34

So sorry, I've been busy with graduation and a recent move so it was awhile until I had the time to get a computer of mine up and running with enough storage to build this package.

cee commented on 2017-03-16 22:12

New Version

joshI commented on 2016-12-03 09:19

A new version is available : v .
Download url :

Thanks for maintaining the package !

duttondj commented on 2016-12-02 20:05


There already exists a modular version of Quartus in the AUR, quartus-lite and all the related packages.

jck commented on 2016-09-15 15:23

I would suggest splitting the package since this contains Quartus, Device support files and Modelsim ASE.

Feldmarshall commented on 2016-06-24 20:17

Package installed without problems, but when I try to open help I get following information in the console:
firefox: /opt/altera/16.0/quartus/linux64/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.21' not found (required by firefox)
Seems that quartus uses its own copies of pretty much all libraries and they take precedence over system ones... Any idea how to fix it?

duttondj commented on 2016-06-05 15:27

Added the dependencies. I didn't realize they were missing, thank you.

RaphaelCosta commented on 2016-05-31 17:02

Needs lib32-ncurses5-compat-libs for 64-bit installations and ncurses5-compat-libs for 32bit installations in order to modelsim to work. This is also documented in the wiki.

RaphaelCosta commented on 2016-05-22 05:43

16 is out

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.

If anyone has any better ways to preserve space while building this, let me know.

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