Archive for September, 2010

Installing CPLEX 12.2 on Debian amd64 and MacOSX 10.6 (64-bit)

24 September, 2010

IBM now gives CPLEX to academics for free; as I am computing LP bounds for quantum codes, I got myself one. However, it refused to install on my amd64 Debian system, saying

" must be installed for pthread_cancel to work".

After much googling, it turned out that the installer is a 32-bit program, that needs the right 32-bit to work.
To get this on Debian (squeeze), I just did
$ apt-get install ia32-libs
$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib32;
sh cplex_studio122.acad.linux-x86.bin

worked as it should.

The installation goes smoothly on a 64-bit MacOSX 10.6. But running is not: one has problems when doing

>>> import cplex
from cplex._internal.py1013_cplex122 import *
ImportError: dlopen(/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/cplex/_internal/, 2): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/cplex/_internal/ mach-o, but wrong architecture

One can make it work on by setting
before starting the Python session (as IBM/CPLEX Support kindly told me; they promised a fix in an upgrade, too).