Package Base Details: quartus-free

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Keywords: altera fpga intel quartus
Submitter: mabl
Maintainer: gbs
Last Packager: gbs
Votes: 23
Popularity: 0.017875
First Submitted: 2012-12-20 19:49
Last Updated: 2020-06-28 22:12

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Anonymous comment 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.

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