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: 23
Popularity: 0.68
First Submitted: 2012-12-20 19:49
Last Updated: 2019-10-08 14:10

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adamijak commented on 2020-05-04 09:13

For me default 51-usbblaster.rules didn't work. I had to use

# USB Blaster
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTR{idVendor}=="09fb", ATTR{idProduct}=="6001", MODE="0666", NAME="bus/usb/$env{BUSNUM}/$env{DEVNUM}", RUN+="/bin/chmod 0666 %c"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTR{idVendor}=="09fb", ATTR{idProduct}=="6002", MODE="0666", NAME="bus/usb/$env{BUSNUM}/$env{DEVNUM}", RUN+="/bin/chmod 0666 %c"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTR{idVendor}=="09fb", ATTR{idProduct}=="6003", MODE="0666", NAME="bus/usb/$env{BUSNUM}/$env{DEVNUM}", RUN+="/bin/chmod 0666 %c"
# USB Blaster II
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTR{idVendor}=="09fb", ATTR{idProduct}=="6010", MODE="0666", NAME="bus/usb/$env{BUSNUM}/$env{DEVNUM}", RUN+="/bin/chmod 0666 %c"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTR{idVendor}=="09fb", ATTR{idProduct}=="6810", MODE="0666", NAME="bus/usb/$env{BUSNUM}/$env{DEVNUM}", RUN+="/bin/chmod 0666 %c"

pagdot commented on 2020-01-02 20:04

Quartus 19.1 has issues with its perl distribution on Linux. When compiling a QSYS project, I get the following error:

Can't locate Getopt/ in @INC (you may need to install the Getopt::Long module) (
   @INC contains:
   ) at /opt/altera/19.1/quartus/../ip/altera/sopc_builder_ip/altera_avalon_pio/ line 18.

It seems like the perl distribution points to the wrong directory because the library is located at /opt/altera/19.1/quartus/linux64/perl/lib/5.28.1/Getopt/

I've found a bunch references in the perl distribution pointing to the wrong directory ( )

A "fix" seems to be to link to the system perl executeable:


I created a post in the Intel forum:

wall007 commented on 2019-12-20 21:41

I have created a patch that splits the package into several packages using the PACKAGE SPLITTING FUNCTION.

Thus it is possible to install only the components that are required for the specific use case to save up some disk space. It should not impact the build time or the space needed for building. The "quartus-free" package is now a meta package, that installs all components. So there should be no difference for the one who are already using this package.

The patch is avaible at: If you wish, you can take it upstream.

pagdot commented on 2019-11-11 23:25

Please add /opt/altera/18.1/quartus/sopc_builder/bin/ to the path in

dsonck92 commented on 2019-10-30 16:23

Would it be appropriate to let this pkgbuild also include the eclipse system that is not present anymore starting from 19.1?

If not, for anyone wondering how to still get it, these are the instructions:

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?