MCUxpresso IDE comes with its installer for Ubuntu (14,16) in .deb.bin format, a self-extracting command-line installer. In order to install it in Fedora (or CentOS or RHEL), we’ll extract it and then copy its files to the filesystem.

$ cd ~/Download (or download location)

This command extracts the .bin to the /tmp/mcux directory:

$ sudo sh mcuxpressoide-10.1.1_606.x86_64.deb.bin --noexec --target /tmp/mcux

Creating directory /tmp/mcux
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing mcuxpressoide installer  100%
-rwxrwxr-x. 1 root root      1451 Jan  2 04:39
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  20987428 Jan  2 04:39 JLink_Linux_x86_64.deb
-rwxrwxr-x. 1 root root 715466378 Jan  2 04:39 mcuxpressoide-10.1.1_606.x86_64.deb
-rw-rw-r--. 1 root root     25202 Jan  2 04:39 ProductLicense.txt

Since we’ve extracted using ‘sudo’, now the files and directory will be owned by root; let’s fix that.

$ cd /tmp/mcux
$ sudo chown <username> *

As you can see, there’s two .deb files extracted. Looking into them, there’s no post-processing done to the files other than extracting them to the filesystem from the .deb’s. The J-Link that comes bundled is v6.20g although at time of writing, the latest version is of v6.22f, and also found in .rpm format in Segger’s site. JLink v622 The bundled version installs to /opt/SEGGER and in /usr/bin some soft links to it.

So to extract the J-Link .deb:

$ sudo dpkg-deb -x JLink_Linux_x86_64.deb ./

NOTE: This .deb expands to a directory opt and REMOVES it first! I installed on / and it deleted my /opt tree and recreated it! I lost some tools’ installations by it! Here’s the log as I did it:

[user@laptop mcux]$ ls /opt/
google/       SpiderOakONE/ Xilinx/
[user@laptop mcux]$ sudo dpkg-deb -x JLink_Linux_x86_64.deb /    <- DON'T DO THIS!
[sudo] password for user: 
[user@laptop mcux]$ ls /opt/

and then the MCUXpresso .deb:

$ sudo dpkg-deb -x mcuxpressoide-10.1.1_606.x86_64.deb ./

The files extracted will end up in:

./usr/local/mcuxpressoide-10.1.1_606/     (most files are here)

The resulting executable IDE will be located at ./usr/local/mcuxpressoide-10.1.1_606/ide/mcuxpressoide

From the local directory location (ie. /tmp/mcux/) the files may be manually copied to their filesystem locations.

The first time I ran the IDE, it complained about a missing directory, so it’s perhaps necessary to create it first.

$ sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/NXPLPCXpresso