Upgrading to flexlm v11.13

January 25, 2016
Steve DiBartolomeo
Antonio Morawski

Effective January 25, 2016 Artwork will be shipping a new version of the flexlm license manager and daemon for Linux. This version is v11.13.1.2 and the change is required by the recent release of Red Hat v7. These new versions of the lmgrd and artwork daemon are backwards compatible with Artwork's existing applications if you are running RHEL 5/6 or if your applications are running on Windows.

If both your applications and your license server are running on RHEL v7 then you will also need an updated application.

Why?

Because the new underpinnings of RHEL 7 apparently are not working correctly with both our artwork.exe daemon nor the flexlm libraries we have compiled our applications (on Linux) with.


32 bit and 64 bit license managers

We are providing both 32 and 64 bit version of the flexlm license manager. However we strongly suggest that users download and install the 64 bit version of the license manager. We see little likelihood that anyone would actually build a machine today with RH7 that is 32 bit only. Installing a 32 bit license manager on a 64 bit distro can be problematic - it is possible the 64 bit distros are missing the 32 bit libraries; even if they do have 32 bit libraries installed, it is likely they are missing an essential 32 bit library - ld-lsb.so.3.


On the Application Side

On the application side we will need to recompile all of our Linux programs using the 11.13.1.2 flexlm libraries. This will be done on a case by case basis as customers upgrade to RHEL v7 or when evaluations of our software need to run the v7. Eventually the entire portfolio of Linux programs and their supporting engines will be recompiled.


Downloads

To download you must obtain the ftp login and password. We only provide this for Artwork's customers.

Download flexlm license server package v11.13






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