Add, choose, or remove installations

Updated: September 12, 2023

The QNX Software Center lets you create and maintain multiple installations of the QNX Software Development Platform (SDP) on your workstation. Each installation serves as a container for a set of QNX software packages, and each lives in its own directory, where you can modify it independently of any other installation. For instance, you can create one installation for production purposes, another for experimental purposes, and so on. You can install copies of the same addon package in multiple installations.

Add an installation

The following steps assume that the QNX Software Center is online and able to communicate with the myQNX server. If you need to perform offline installation, see Import packages or package archives from your local filesystem.”

Note: Before adding an installation, make sure that your system has at least 4 GB of memory.

To add an installation:

  1. Select Add Installation from the Welcome screen or the Advanced tab.
  2. Select the product that you want to install.

    For instance, to install QNX SDP 7.0, you would expand the QNX Software Development Platform 7.0 group, then click the QNX Software Development Platform 7.0 package.

    Note: To read the product release notes before proceeding with the installation, right-click the package, then select Properties > Release Notes.
  3. Click Next when you're ready to proceed with the installation.
  4. Choose a license key for the product being installed, then click Next.

    If you need help with choosing the appropriate license, consult with your license administrator or visit the licensing information page.

  5. Specify the installation folder, name, and other properties of your installation, then click Next.

    For help, see Edit installation properties in this guide.

    The QNX Software Center may take a few minutes to calculate installation requirements.

  6. Make sure that the item you want to install is checked, then click Next.
  7. Review the list of packages that the QNX Software Center will install, then click Finish to start the installation process. The process may take a few minutes to complete.

    Too little disk space?

    If the Review Packages dialog warns that you have too little disk space, don't click Finish. Instead, click Back, free up some disk space, and then click Next to return to the Review Packages dialog. If necessary, repeat this procedure until the dialog no longer issues the warning.
Note: When installation is complete, the QNX Software Center may display a warning that it couldn't activate your product. If so, you may need to activate the product manually. For help, see Perform manual product activation.”

Viewing the progress of your installation

By default, the QNX Software Center displays a dialog that allows you to track the progress of your installation or to cancel the installation, if required. If you dismiss the dialog (e.g. by clicking Run in Background), you can still access these functions, as follows:

  • To view the installation progress, click the Progress button in the lower-right corner of the main window:
  • To cancel the installation, click the progress bar's Cancel button:
Wait for the installation process to complete before attempting to add another installation. Otherwise, the installation wizard may freeze and the installation in progress may not complete successfully.

Viewing your completed installation

Your new installation will appear in the Installed tab. It will also appear in the QNX Momentics IDE, if the IDE is installed, as a new SDK. To select the SDK, launch the IDE, click Window > Preferences in the IDE, and then expand the QNX item. (You may need to restart the IDE to see the SDK.)

Choose an installation

To choose an installation on a development host that has multiple installations:
  1. Go to the main window of the QNX Software Center (for instance, by choosing Manage Installation from the Welcome screen).
  2. Click the installation selector, which appears in the top-right area of the window. Here's an example of the selector:

  3. Click the installation you want to view, modify, or remove.

Remove an installation

When you remove an installation, the QNX Software Center deletes all of the files in the installation.

To remove an installation:

  1. From the installation selector, select the installation you want to remove.
  2. Click the Advanced tab, click Remove Installation, and then click OK to proceed with the removal.
  3. To confirm that the removal succeeded, click the installation selector to see the dropdown list of current installations. The installation you removed should no longer appear in the list.

Note the following:

Note: If you need to uninstall the QNX Software Center and all of your installed products, see the QNX Software Center Installation Note.