[Wine] Problem with FlexLM licensing

Xavier Bestel xavier.bestel at free.fr
Fri Sep 28 11:04:00 CDT 2007

On Friday September 28 2007 13:42, Paul Jackson wrote:
> I'm trying to run up ModelSim (a commercial simulator for hardware
> description languages), which is licensed on FlexLM, using the hard disk
> number. This program isn't listed in the apps database.
> I have a valid license, and the Flex tools are correctly identifying,
> under Wine, that there's a licence and that it's valid. They find the
> appropriate env variable, identify the license, and then confirm that
> the license is good. ModelSim has its own license diagnostic utility,
> and this also manages to find the license, and confirm that it's valid.
> However, when I run up ModelSim itself, it complains about an invalid
> license environment.
> I've got no idea what's going on here; presumably ModelSim is using a
> different mechanism to communicate with Flex when it runs its license
> diagnostic, and when it runs the app for real. I've tried running it
> under strace, but I haven't managed to get any clues on how it
> communicates with Flex.
> Any ideas? Are there any known problems with running flex-licensed apps?

I have no idea, but I know for sure that ModelSim has a linux version
(32 and 64 bits). Why don't you try this instead ?


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