Installation Instructions

EDT PCD software for Linux
Installation from RPM archive
Last updated June 29, 2017

The RPM driver package is provided for use on Linux distributions that support RPM packages. For distributions that don’t support RPM, use the .run file (self-extracting archive). For information on installing RPM files, refer to your Linux documentation.

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You must have root permission to install the package.

Before installing, check to make sure there is no previous instance of the EDT driver installed, by running rpm -q EDTpcd. If an instance is found, remove it by running rpm -e EDTpcd. You should also make sure there is not an instance that was installed from a .run archive. Check /opt/EDTpcd and other likely locations, and if found, uninstall by running ./ from that directory.

To install the driver package, run

rpm -i EDTpcd-version.noarch.rpm

where version is the version of the package you are installing. When using the RPM installer, files will always be installed in /opt/EDTpcd. If you wish to install in a different location, use the .run installer instead.

After installation, the target directory will contain all of the library, utility, source and executable files, as well as several README files with useful information on the EDT software. For detailed information on using your device, see the users guide.

IMPORTANT! If you have any user or 3rd-party applications developed using versions prior to 5.3.3-3 of the EDT driver/API, they MUST be recompiled and relinked with the new libraries and header files in order for them to work with this version of the driver.