Product installation on Linux without root access

Custom installation or without root access on Linux

Product installation

  1. Download the product installation package for Linux from our Downloads page.
  2. Extract the RPM package: Here we are using FDTD Solutions.
tar -zxf FDTD_Solutions-8.20.1661.tar.gz
  1. Change directory to the location of the extracted RPM file.
cd FDTD_Solutions-8.20.1661/
cd rpm_install_files/
  1. Extract the files using rpm2cpio, creating the necessary sub-directories in the process.
rpm2cpio < FDTD_Solutions-8.20.1661.rpm | cpio -i -d
  1. Copy the extracted “fdtd” installation folder to your desired locaton.
    (here we are using the user’s home location and creating the “fdtd” folder, ie… ~/fdtd or /home/user_name/fdtd).
cp -R opt/lumerical/fdtd ~/fdtd
  1. Change directory to your new “fdtd/bin” folder.
cd ~/fdtd/bin
  1. Run FDTD.
./fdtd-solutions &


For runtime errors due to missing libraries or dependencies, these will have to be installed manually.


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