Installation Instructions

EDT PDV software for Linux
Installation from self extracting .run archive
EDT, Inc.
Last updated August 18, 2017

Note: Some browsers don’t automatically bring up the “save” dialog with .run files and instead try to bring it all up in the browser window. To get around this, be sure to RIGHT-click on the link, then select “Save link” from the drop-down menu.

You must have root permission to install the package.

Before installing this make sure to uninstall any previous installation. First verify that there is not an RPM version installed, by running

rpm -q EDTpdv

If it shows an installed version, uninstall it via rpm -e EDTpdv.

If no RPM is installed but there are files in /opt/EDTpdv, then it is likely that a .run file is installed; remove it by navigating to the installation directory and running (as root):


To install the package, save the file to some temporary directory (e.g. /tmp). Then change to that directory, and run

chmod +x

where version the package version, for example

The installation script will prompt for a target directory (the default is /opt/EDTpdv). To avoid this, you can specify the default using the — –default argument:

./ — –default

OR you can specify an alternative directory as an argument, in which case the installation will run to completion without any prompts. For example:

./ /opt/EDTpdv

After installation, the target directory will contain all of the library, utility, source and executable files, as well as several README files. For quick start and camera configuration information, see README.pdv. See the users guide for more detailed information on using your EDT device.

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. And in general, the driver version should match the version of the libraries an application was compiled under.