I am no fan of LabVIEW for multiple reasons, but the truth is, it is hard to replace when it comes to instrument control. Installing it on a Debian machine (e.g. Ubuntu) is possible despite not being officially supported by National Instruments. Here is how to do it.
Comment out the line in
./INSTALL script that makes installation of
niwebpipeline necessary for success:
cd ./dists/nisyscfg-runtime-18.0.0f0 sudo bash ./INSTALL "--no-prompt --accept-license --nodeps"
Comment out corresponding section in
./INSTALL script (l. 1025-1030):
echo "Installing NI System Configuration Runtime..." pushd "$CDPATH/dists/$nisyscfgdist" > /dev/null 2>&1 #/bin/sh ./INSTALL "--no-prompt --accept-license" #InstallStatus=$? InstallStatus=0 popd >/dev/null 2>&1
Finally, install LabVIEW:
sudo bash ./INSTALL
and make an alias:
If anything goes wrong, you can try to inspect the execution with:
sudo bash -x ./INSTALL
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