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How Do I Install LabVIEW on Linux?

Updated Jun 29, 2020

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Linux

Issue Details

I would like to install LabVIEW on Linux. What steps should I follow? 

Solution

Installation steps are available in the Readme for your version of LabVIEW. This Readme can be found in your installation media and also online on your version's Download page.
  1. Close all NI software
  2. Download and mount the iso file.
    • It will be in the format lvXXXXpro-linux.iso where XXXX stands for the version of LabVIEW (ex: lv2019pro-linux.iso).
  3. Navigate to the mounted disc image
  4. Run the install script as root (ex. su and enter password, then run ./INSTALL)
    • To install a 32-bit version of LabVIEW, first navigate into the 32-bit sub-directory (ex. cd ./32-bit) and then run the install script as root
  5. After the installation script completes, you can verify that the software installed correctly. Open LabVIEW and select Help»About LabVIEW and look for the recently installed version number on the right portion of the window.

Additional Information

  • LabVIEW dropped support for Intel 32-bit versions of Linux distributions as of July 1, 2016. Versions of LabVIEW that ship after July 1, 2016 may install and execute on Intel 32-bit distributions, but official support is not provided.
  • Previous versions of LabVIEW for Linux were only available using physical media.