Help!! License manager problems

Help!! License manager problems

Post by Erwin Embs » Fri, 25 Nov 1994 21:39:27


I'm trying to get our license manager daemon (FLEXlm) up
and running for Matlab, Sun FORTRAN and PV-WAVE. After
reading some documentation (manual pages) and scripts
that come with the various packages I still don't
understand exactly the way FLEXlm works. And it seems
that every package has a different version of FLEXlm.

Question: First of all, is there a manual for FLEXlm which
          explains file formats and the way FLEXlm works?

Question: Which version do I have to use? I have version
          2.4 and 2.61 of FLEXlm.

Question: Can I run the main daemon (lmgrd) on one host
          while the vendor daemons run on other hosts
          or do I have to run them all on one machine?

I managed to get FLEXlm running for PV-WAVE and Matlab
(lm version 2.4) but it complains about the license info
for the Sun FORTRAN Compiler. In the log file it writes:

11/23 22:10:35 (suntechd) Server started on tsunami
11/23 22:10:35 (suntechd) No features to serve!
11/23 22:10:35 (lmgrd) suntechd daemon found no features.  Please correct
11/23 22:10:35 (lmgrd) license file and re-start daemons
11/23 22:10:35 (lmgrd)
11/23 22:10:35 (lmgrd) This may be due to the fact that you are using
11/23 22:10:35 (lmgrd) a different license file from the one you expect.
11/23 22:10:35 (lmgrd) Check to make sure that:
11/23 22:10:35 (lmgrd) "/usr/tmp/lm_TMW4.dat"
11/23 22:10:35 (lmgrd) is the license file you want to use.

The license file does not contain any FEATURE lines for suntechd.
Instead of 'FEATURE etc..' it says 'INCREMENT etc...". So, it's quite
understandable that there are 'no features to serve'.

Question: What's the real problem here? Am I using a deamon (lm 2.4)
          which is too old?

Question: Is there any documentation which explains how to merge
          license info of different packages into one big license file?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.




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Help!! License manager problems

Post by Davin Mil » Sun, 27 Nov 1994 03:00:30

>Question: First of all, is there a manual for FLEXlm which
>      explains file formats and the way FLEXlm works?

I recently found a postscript paper describing FLEXlm in

Also, I believe that there is a good FAQ on FLEX found in


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1. Need help to run SUN Workshop 5.0 beta (problems to run solaris license manager)

Hi All,

I got WorkShop 5.0 from and
installed it but I have problems to run the FLEXlm (v6.0f) license
manager on my Sparc 20 with Solaris 2.6 for SUN WorkShop 5.0 (I get the
license from SUN and Installed it.). The installing of WorkShop 5.0 work
with out a error messages.
Also the installation of the working license run without error messages.
But if I try to run WorkShop I get :
License Status : No License
Server Status : Have Connection
FLEXIM Message : Feature was never checked out
                                License path :

/home3/opt/SUNWspro/bin/./../WS5.0/bin../../license_dir -
Licenses Available: FLEXlm : FLEXlm error -41,20
License error : Feature was never checked out License path
                      0 out of 0
If I take a view in the file /usr/tmp/license_log : I get :
13:50:40 (lmgrd) License file(s): /etc/opt/licenses/licenses_combined
13:50:40 (lmgrd) lmgrd tcp-port 1726
13:50:40 (lmgrd) Starting vendor daemons ...
license daemon: execute process failed: (/etc/opt/licenses/sunwlicd or
licenses/sunwlicd) -T 6.0 4 -c
license daemon: system error code: No such file or directory
13:50:40 (lmgrd) Started sunwlicd (internet tcp_port 32776 pid 248)
I recognize that the file /etc/opt/licenses/suntechd is a symbolic link
to /home3/opt/SUNWste/license_tools/suntechd

Any idea's what is going wrong on my machine ?



PS : it is the first time a license manager run on this machine

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