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Intel GPA cannot be installed on Ubuntu 23.04

Bram_S_
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When I try to install Intel GPA, I get:

 

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of intel-gpa:
 intel-gpa depends on libffi7 (>= 3.3-4); however:
  Package libffi7 is not installed.

 

This is with:

gpa_23.1.1678843911_release_m64_deb_install.sh

There is no libffi7 in Ubuntu 23.04, only libffi8:

 

$ apt-cache search libffi7
$ apt-cache search libffi8
libffi8 - Foreign Function Interface library runtime
libgirepository-1.0-1 - Library for handling GObject introspection data (runtime library)
libffi8-dbgsym - debug symbols for libffi8

 

 Is there a BETA build available of Intel GPA that links against libffi8 instead?

PS: Is GPA the correct tool to analyze OpenCL kernels, or should I use a different tool for that?

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Pamela_H_Intel
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So, GPA doesn't support Ubuntu 23.04. We support even years - 20.04, 22.04, etc.

GPA can help some with OpenCL, but since GPA doesn't support 23.04 and VTune profiles OpenCL at a much deeper level, you should switch to VTune.


VTune is also free. You even have the option to download without registering. You can find it in the oneAPI Base Toolkit (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/tools/oneapi/base-toolkit-download.html?operatingsystem=linux), but you don't need to get the whole Toolkit, just get VTune as a separate tool (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/tools/oneapi/vtune-profiler-download.html?operatingsystem=linux), unless you want all the other tools.


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Pamela_H_Intel
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Hello - sorry about that. We had a migration of our download platform right around release time that interfered with our downloads. It should be good now. If not, let me know.

Pamela


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Bram_S_
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Still the same issue:

ACCEPT (yes\no) yes
Selecting previously unselected package intel-gpa.
(Reading database ... 326948 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../intel-gpa_tmp.deb ...
Unpacking intel-gpa (23.1.1678843911) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of intel-gpa:
 intel-gpa depends on libffi7 (>= 3.3-4); however:
  Package libffi7 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package intel-gpa (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1.1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.26-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for mailcap (3.70+nmu1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 intel-gpa
bram@deca:~/Downloads$ sudo apt install libffi7
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Package libffi7 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'libffi7' has no installation candidate
bram@deca:~/Downloads$ 
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Pamela_H_Intel
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Is it working for you now? I've gotten reports from others that they are successful. Let me know.


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Bram_S_
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gpa_23.1.1678843911_release_m64_deb_install.sh depends on libffi7, which is not available for Ubuntu 23.04

 

Ubuntu 23.04 only has libffi8.

 

Are those reports from others on 23.04? Do they have libffi7 or libffi8 installed?

 

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Pamela_H_Intel
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So, GPA doesn't support Ubuntu 23.04. We support even years - 20.04, 22.04, etc.

GPA can help some with OpenCL, but since GPA doesn't support 23.04 and VTune profiles OpenCL at a much deeper level, you should switch to VTune.


VTune is also free. You even have the option to download without registering. You can find it in the oneAPI Base Toolkit (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/tools/oneapi/base-toolkit-download.html?operatingsystem=linux), but you don't need to get the whole Toolkit, just get VTune as a separate tool (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/tools/oneapi/vtune-profiler-download.html?operatingsystem=linux), unless you want all the other tools.


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