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Installing on Linux

Install Arm® Development Studio on Linux using the installation package provided on the Arm developer website.


You can install multiple versions of Arm Development Studio on Linux platforms. To do this, you must use different root installation directories.


Download the Linux installation package from the Arm Developer website.

  • Run armds-<version>.sh and follow the on-screen instructions.


    During the installation, Arm Development Studio automatically runs a dependency check and produces a list of missing libraries. You can safely continue with the installation. Arm recommends that you install these libraries before using Arm Development Studio.

    You can find more details and a full list of required libraries in Additional Linux libraries.


    Arm recommends that you run the post install setup scripts during the installation process.

Next Steps

To use the post install setup scripts after installation, with root privileges, run:


This script is in the install directory.

Device drivers and desktop shortcuts are optional features that are installed by this script. The device drivers allow USB connections to debug hardware units, for example, the DSTREAM family. The desktop menu is created using the menu system on supported Linux platforms.


Use suite_exec to configure the environment variables correctly for Arm Development Studio. For example, run <install_directory>/bin/suite_exec <shell> to open a shell with the PATH and other environment variables correctly configured. Run suite_exec with no arguments for more help.
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