AR# 2759: Foundation F1.x, Logiblox: Invalid Vendor 'fndtn' on command line. Unable to continue execution
Foundation F1.x, Logiblox: Invalid Vendor 'fndtn' on command line. Unable to continue execution
Keywords: Logiblox, Foundation, fndtn
When invoking Logiblox from the Foundation Project Manager, a dialog box with the following error will appear: "Invalid vendor 'fndtn' on command line. Unable to continue execution."
This error is due to the lack of the 'fndtn' directory (also referred to as a "PM" or "personality module") in the $XILINX directory.
The 'fndtn' PM is installed by the Foundation F1.x Design Implementation Tools CDROM. If this 'fndtn' directory does not exist in your $XILINX directory, it most likely means that the F1.x Design Implementation Tools CD was not installed.
One solution is to simply install the Implementation Tools from the F1.x CDROM. If you already have installed another set of M1.x tools (for the Alliance tools, for instance), you may install the F1.x Implementation Tools over-top of the M1.x tools. (By default, this is installed to the C:\XILINX directory). Please be aware that if you have installed any M1.x Implementation Tools patches, these may be overwritten by the F1.x Implementation Tools. To avoid having to reinstall the patches, refer to Resolution #2.
The F1.x Implementation Tools contain the same core executables as the M1.x Alliance tools. The only difference is that the F1.x Implementation Tools contain 3 additional Foundation-specific "PM"s, as well as the XABEL executables.
If you already have M1.x Core Implementation tools installed on the system (from an M1.x Alliance install, for instance), it is possible to manually copy over the Foundation-specific PMs without performing a full F1.x Implementation Tools install. The main reason to manually install just the Foundation PMs is in the case where you have installed a series of M1.x patches, and do not wish to overwrite them and then have to reinstall the patches. If this is the case, you may manually copy the FNDTN and METAMOR directories from the F1.x Implementation Tools CDROM into the local $XILINX directory on the harddrive. (By default, this is C:\XILINX). The directory structure would now look like this:
Please note that if you intend to use XABEL, you MUST perform the install from the F1.x Implementation Tools CDROM by running the SETUP program. It is possible to ONLY install XABEL from this CD, by selecting "Install Design Entry Tools Only" when prompted by the Install Shield.