Custom installation or without root access on Linux
- Download the product installation package for Linux from our Downloads page.
- Extract the RPM package: Here we are using FDTD Solutions.
tar -zxf Lumerical<version>.tar.gz
- Change directory to the location of the extracted RPM file.
cd Lumerical<version>/ cd rpm_install_files/
- Extract the files using
rpm2cpio, creating the necessary sub-directories in the process.
rpm2cpio < Lumerical<version>.rpm | cpio -i -d
- Copy the extracted “
lumerical/<version>” installation folder to your desired locaton.
(here we are using the user’s home location and creating the “
lumerical/2019b” folder, ie…
~/lumerical/2019b or /home/<user_name>/lumerical/2019b).
cp -R /opt/lumerical/2019b ~/lumerical/2019b
- Change directory to your new “
- Run FDTD.
For runtime errors due to missing libraries or dependencies, these will have to be installed manually.