Installing the Foundry Licensing Utility

This topic guides you through installing the Foundry Licensing Utility (FLU). After installation, the FLU can run from either a desktop icon, an explorer or Finder window, or from the command line using arguments.

Qualified Operating Systems

• macOS Mojave (10.14)

• Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019 Standard (64-bit)

• CentOS 7 or Ubuntu 19 (64-bit)

Other operating systems may work, but have not been fully tested.

Installing on Mac

1.   Download the installer from our website at www.foundry.com/licensing/tools
2.   Unzip and run the installer.
3.   Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Foundry Licensing Utility. By default, the FLU is installed to the following location:

/Applications/FoundryLicensingUtility

Installing from the Command Line

To install the Foundry Licensing Utility from the command line, do the following:

1.   Download the installer from our website at www.foundry.com/licensing/tools
2.   Open a command-line tool for your operating system. For example, Terminal.
3.   Navigate to the directory where you saved the installation file using the cd command. For example, if you saved the installation file in /Users/<user_name>/ use the following command and press Enter:

cd /Users/<user_name>/

4.   To mount the .dmg installation file, use the hdiutil attach command. For example:

hdiutil attach FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.dmg

5.   Enter the following command:

pushd /Volumes/FoundryLicensingUtility <version>/

This stores the directory path in memory, so it can be returned to later.

6.   Copy the FLU into the /Applications directory:

cp -r FoundryLicensingUtility.app /Applications/

7.   Change to the directory stored by the pushd command:

popd

8.   Finally, use the following command to eject the mounted disk image:

hdiutil detach /Volumes/FoundryLicensingUtility

Installing on Windows

1.   Download the installer from our website at www.foundry.com/licensing/tools
2.   Run the .exe installer.
3.   Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Foundry Licensing Utility. By default, the FLU is installed to the following locations depending on whether you installed for all users or only the current user:

C:\Program Files\FoundryLicensingUtility

OR

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Programs\FoundryLicensingUtility\

Installing from the Command Line

To install the Foundry Licensing Utility from the command line, do the following:

1.   Download the installer from our website at www.foundry.com/licensing/tools
2.   Open a command-line tool for your operating system. For example, Command Prompt.
3.   Navigate to the directory where you saved the installation file using the cd command. For example, if you saved the installation file in C:\Users\<user_name>\Downloads\ use the following command and press Enter:

cd C:\Users\<user_name>\Downloads\

4.   Run the installation file from the current directory. For example:

FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.exe

5.   Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

Installing on Linux

Download the installer for your Linux distribution from our website at www.foundry.com/licensing/tools

.AppImage - Most distributions, other than CentOS 6.

.deb - Debian/Ubuntu based distributions.

.rpm - CentOS/RHEL distributions.

Note:  If you're running CentOS/RHEL 6, the new FLU will not work due to dependencies on certain libraries. Search CentOS 6 on https://support.foundry.com for more information.

Installing .AppImage Archives

AppImage bundles are not actually installed, they're downloaded and executed directly.

1.   Move the AppImage to permanent file path, such as your home directory. For example:

mv ~/Downloads/FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.AppImage ~/

2.   Add executable permissions to the file using the chmod command:

chmod +x <file path>

For example:

chmod +x ~/FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.AppImage

3.   Check that the +x permissions are applied to the file using the ls -l command:

[biff@localhost FLU]$ ls -l
total 62928
-rwxrwxr-x. 1 biff biff 64435230 May 23 12:11 FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.AppImage
[biff@localhost FLU]$

Note:  Your Linux distribution may handle AppImage files automatically or ask if you want to integrate the application with the desktop environment. This does not affect the normal operation of the FLU.

Installing .deb Archives

Double-click the .deb file and follow the onscreen prompts,

OR

Open the Terminal and enter:

sudo apt-get install <downloaded file>

For example:

sudo apt-get install /Users/biff/Download/FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.deb

The FLU is installed in /opt/FoundryLicensingUtility by default.

Installing .rpm Archives

Open the Terminal and enter:

sudo yum localinstall <downloaded file>

For example:

sudo yum localinstall /Users/biff/Download/FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.rpm

The FLU is installed in /opt/FoundryLicensingUtility by default.

Launching the FLU

Most installation methods create a Desktop icon or menu item to launch the Foundry Licensing Utility, but you can run the app from the command line as well, if you prefer. The location of the launcher is listed by operating system:

Mac:

/Applications/FoundryLicensingUtility.app/Contents/MacOS/FoundryLicensingUtility

Windows:

C:\Program Files\FoundryLicensingUtilty\FoundryLicensingUtility.exe

OR

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Programs\FoundryLicensingUtility\FoundryLicensingUtility.exe

Linux - /opt/FoundryLicensingUtility/foundry-licensing-utility

Note:  If you're using an .AppImage, run the file directly from its location on disk. For example, on CentOS 7: /home/<username>/FoundryLicensingUtility_8.0.0.AppImage

Uninstalling the FLU

To uninstall the Foundry Licensing Tools, follow the steps shown by operating system:

On Mac, delete the application file here:

/Applications/FoundryLicensingUtility.app

On Windows, run the uninstaller in:

C:\Program Files\FoundryLicensingUtilty\

OR

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Programs\FoundryLicensingUtility\

On Linux, run the distribution specific uninstall command from the install directory:

AppImage - delete the .AppImage file.

.deb

sudo apt remove foundry-licensing-utility

.rpm

sudo yum remove foundry-licensing-utility