Thursday 30th September 2021
When running a fresh install (layout_20210708_Ubuntu_20.04_amd64.deb) on IWindows 10 with WSL (Ubuntu).
I got various missing package errors which I resolved via but now I get a GUI but with an error in the terminal:
$ LayoutEditor installed at /opt/layout
$ add shpped OpenROAD to PATH
$ using openAccess library /opt/layout/oa
$ OpenAccess libraries found at /opt/layout/oa
$ use OpenAccess version 22.50
$ /opt/layout/bin/layout: error while loading shared libraries: libQt5Core.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Search for libQt5OpenGL.so.5 and it will be installed:
$ apt-file search libQt5OpenGL.so.5
$ libqt5opengl5: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5OpenGL.so.5
$ libqt5opengl5: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5OpenGL.so.5.12
$ libqt5opengl5: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5OpenGL.so.5.12.8
$ nsight-compute: /usr/lib/nsight-compute/host/linux-desktop-glibc_2_11_3-x64/libQt5OpenGL.so.5
$ nsight-systems: /usr/lib/nsight-systems/Host-x86_64/libQt5OpenGL.so.5
If you know a workaround, please let me know.
Jürgen LayoutEditorFull Thursday 30th September 2021
I think it was not yet tried to get the LayoutEditor running on WSL. So I have no solution for you problem. I just can give some tips:
You will find a lot of discussion on getting OpenGL running on WSL in the web.
If you get Qt's 3d examples running or any other 3d application using Qt I would expect that the LayoutEditor will run as well. With 3d application I mean any app using the 3d features of your graphic card.
You can try to start the LayoutEditor with the option '--no3d' Then the 3d winodw will not be available and 3d feature of your garphic card will not be used. However, the qt OpenGL lib still needs to be present.
May I ask what the intension is to use WSL instead of the native Windows package? You can still access WSL from a macro run and external tool in the WSL.
Friday 1st October 2021
Thank you for your suggestion
This problem was solved by using WSL2.
The reason for using WSL is to work with PDK of X-FAB on Win.
X-FAB PDK requires Linux to convert for Win.
Jürgen LayoutEditorFull Friday 1st October 2021
> The reason for using WSL is to work with PDK of X-FAB on Win. X-FAB PDK requires Linux to convert for Win.
Ok, I understand. For that task I would recommend a Linux live CD or a Linux installation on a stick if no Linux system is available. That should require less affords and is tested for the PDK conversion.
Monday 4th October 2021
Thank you for your advise.
If you know, please let me know.
Does Linux OS have a track record in CentOS8 ?