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Manually Deploying a Real-Time Application

Last Modified: April 9, 2020

If the LabVIEW NXG Development Environment is not installed on the host PC, you can manually install and deploy a real-time application to the target.


You must have SSH and SFTP software installed on the host PC. Windows 10 users can run ssh and sftp commands on the command line to perform the required operations.

  1. Locate the IPK file in your project directory. You can find this file in <project directory>\Packages\<rt target name>\<packageName> after you build or run a real-time application in LabVIEW NXG.
  2. Copy the IPK file to the real-time target using SFTP.
  3. Open the command line and enter opkg remove {packageName} to remove any previously installed versions of the file.
  4. Enter the command opkg install {file} to install the IPK file onto the target. The IPK file contains everything you need to run the real-time application, including the necessary Bash scripts.
  5. Configure the application to run at startup by running the following script:
    update-rc.d {packageName} start 97 4 5 . stop 3 0 1 2 3 6
    1. Replace {packageName} with the name of the package file, omitting the extension.
  6. Restart the target to launch the real-time application.

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