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install successfull of NI-VISA on Redhat, but no VISA utilities

Hi,

I manage to install NI-VISA on Redhat Tikanga 5.8 with the explanations given in README.txt file.

I launched ./INSTALL as root. Everything went fine and at the end I have : Installation completed successfully. Reboot : OK.

The problem : I have nothing inside /usr/local/vxipnp directory... So no NIvisaic nor visaconf (Command not found).

It seems like I missed somthing...

Can you help me ?

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Which exact installer did you use? Do you have nothing inside the folder, or do you have other things but not the commands?

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Hi, I use the installer that is inside the ISO image of NI-VISA 15.

I have no folder vxipnp at all...

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Can you give us the output of the following command?

rpm -qa | grep ^ni

That will give us the list of installed rpms that begin with 'ni'. If NI-VISA related rpms aren't in the list, could you run the INSTALL script again and give us the output of that.

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Hi here is the command answer :

nipalki-2.2.0-f0

ni4882i-2.5.4-b1

nikali-1.7.0-f0

ni4882ki-2.5.4-b1

nispyi-2.5.2-f1

nipali-2.2.0-f0

I tried to run again INSTALL. It is still sucessfull, but vxipnp is still not present. Associated RPMs too are still not present.

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Can you give us the output of running the INSTALL script ?

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Thank you for help.

here it is :

/mnt/iso/INSTALL

*****************************************************************************

  NI-VISA for Linux

     version 15.0.0f1 for Linux

*****************************************************************************

National Instruments products support the following Linux distributions:

   openSUSE

   Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation

   Scientific Linux

Refer to README.txt for the latest information at the time of release.

Refer to www.ni.com/linux for the most recent information about Linux

support at National Instruments.

Continue? [Yn] Y

Checking required install tools...

Checking installer tool versions...

rpm        4.4.2.3 can be used with a default installation path

tar        1.15.1

Checking dependencies...

glibc      2.5 2.5

Unpacking install files to /tmp/nivisa-15.0.0f1.install...

This document contains the following licenses:

1. National Instruments Software License Agreement (Pre-Release Software)

2. IVI Foundation License Agreement

______________________________________________________________________________

1. National Instruments Software License Agreement (Pre-Release Software)

NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT

(PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE)

CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BECOME A PARTY TO THIS

AGREEMENT AND BE BOUND BY ALL OF ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT INSTALL OR USE

THE SOFTWARE.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PRE-RELEASE.  AS SUCH, THE SOFTWARE MAY NOT BE FULLY TESTED OR

FULLY FUNCTIONAL.  YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE

OF THE SOFTWARE. NI IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE OR SUPPORT THE SOFTWARE.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY.

.........

By installing this software, you are acknowledging acceptance of the terms

of the included license file (LICENSE.txt).

Do you accept the license? [ynq]

Invalid selection.  Do you accept the license? [ynq]

Invalid selection.  Do you accept the license? [ynq]

Invalid selection.  Do you accept the license? [ynq]

Invalid selection.  Do you accept the license? [ynq]

Invalid selection.  Do you accept the license? [ynq]

Invalid selection.  Do you accept the license? [ynq]

Invalid selection.  Do you accept the license? [ynq]

Invalid selection.  Do you accept the license? [ynq] y

NI-VISA for Linux version 15.0.0f1

is about to be installed using rpm at /usr/local/natinst

Would you like to continue? [Yn] y

Installing NI-VISA for Linux version 15.0.0f1...

Pre Installation .

Post Installation .

Pre Installation ...................................................

Post Installation ...................................................

Updating modversions database to include newly installed drivers...

FOR PATENTS COVERING NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS PRODUCTS, REFER TO

THE PATENTS.txt FILE ON /mnt/iso AND/OR

www.ni.com/patents

******************************************************************************

* A reboot is required before attempting to use the

* NI-VISA for Linux software.

******************************************************************************

Would you like to reboot now? [yes|no] no

NI-VISA for Linux Installation completed successfully.

Please reboot manually before attempting to use

NI-VISA for Linux software.

__________________________________________________________________________

Everything seems to be fine... but visaconf = command not found...

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I am taking a look into this but just to clarify, NI-VISA 15.0 does not support RHEL 5 or SL5.

However what you're seeing is odd since from first glance it looks like the installer is kicking out all the packages and not actually running RPM under the hood or RPM for some reason is returning success even though nothing happened. Both scenarios are strange so I would like to get some more information and have you try an officially supported version.

1) What version of bash is on this system? (rpm -qa | grep bash)

2) Can you try NI-VISA 5.4.1 instead? - On a clean SL 5 image I was able to get this to install successfully. (http://www.ni.com/download/ni-visa-5.4.1/4629/en/)

     - NI-VISA 14.0 also does not officially support RHEL 5 - I tried it on SL 5 and ran into issues when updateNIDrivers was called but I'm guessing RHEL 5 would run into similar issues. NI-VISA 5.4.1 is officially supported and I did not run into issues.

Regards,

Chris

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Hi,

In fact, I use RHEL 5 because I need the GPIB-HS-USB dongle, which is not compatible with newer versions.

here is the command rpm -qa | grep bash answer :

bash-3.2-32.el5

I'm trying to install NI-VISA 5.4.1...

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Thank you for the info! It does seem like something strange is going on with the install script, but we can take a look at that when we take a look at the results from the NI-VISA 5.4.1 installer. Please post the output of that install script as well if you run into issues.

As for the bash version, it does confirm that the 15.0 installer for some odd reason is in fact not attempting to install the RPMs. Otherwise, RPM would have yelled when attempting to install nikal that bash > 4.1 was needed.

Chris T.
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