PGI 15.10 licence machine is down or not responding

Dear all,

I’m experimenting a series of “strange” issue to install the PGI 15.10 compiler for workstations.
The machine I’am using is a

uname -a
Linux zombie0 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Nov 9 08:03:13 EST 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  1. during the installation something went wrong during the MPICH part. A problem that apparently is was resolved installing the 15.9 before and than the 15.10.

  2. The Licence Machine seems to start, but:

  • the service ‘lmgrd’ is not present when I list all the running services with
services --all
  • if I try to stop or reset the Licence Machine with
/etc/init.d/lmgrd stop

it replies with a nasty

lmutil - Copyright (c) 1989-2013 Flexera Software LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Shutdown failed: License server machine is down or not responding. (-96,7:2 "No such file or directory")

Any suggestion?

Thank you in advance

I looked at your license file, and I see your hostname in the
license file is “HOSTNAME=zombie0” instead of “zombie0” . I have changed this online,
so if you want to ‘display it’ it will ben changed.

But you can also edit your current license manually.

Once you have the fixed license file, try starting it manually.

Store the license as $PGI/license.dat
export PGROUPD_LICENSE_FILE=$PGI/license.dat

with the compilers in your $PATH on zombie0,
rm -rf $PGI/flexlm.log

start the license service
lmgrd.rc start

Now see if lmgrd is running.

ps ax |grep lmgrd
should be something more than “grep lmgrd”

If it is not running, look at $PGI/flexlm.log for answers.

Send the license file you are using, the flexlm.log file,
and the following outputs to

lmutil lmhostid
(if you are on a laptop, run this on Ethernet, on wifi, and on no network.)

lmutil lmhostid -hostname
lmutil lmhostid -internet
ping zombie0
ping localhost


Dear all,

after a rapid mail exchange, the issue were found and solved.
The machine on which I was trying to install the PGI compiler
have a host name and a IP but this was not specified in the
/etc/hosts file.
Then the solution was just to update that mapping file with zombie0

That’s it.
I really have to thanks the helping service for their rapid reply