VPI on Host install failure

I just unboxed a Xavier AGX and attempting to install Jetpack as per this document: https://developer.download.nvidia.com/embedded/L4T/r32-3-1_Release_v1.0/jetson_agx_xavier_developer_kit_user_guide.pdf

My SDK Manager is version

I selected all defaults and the install fails at the VPI on Host step with the following:

Info: exec_command: /tmp/tmp_NV_VPI_HOST_COMP.sh
Info: [ Package PreInstall Finished with Error ]
Info: [host] [ 92.00 KB used. Disk Avail: 299.71 GB ]
Info: [ NV_VPI_HOST_COMP Install took 1s ]
Error: [error]: : [exec_command]: /bin/bash -c /tmp/tmp_NV_VPI_HOST_COMP.sh; [error]: /bin/bash: /tmp/tmp_NV_VPI_HOST_COMP.sh: Permission denied

It appears all this script does is install cmake and g++. I can run the script manually and it runs fine. The application does pop up a request for sudo box which I enter my password into.

I will add here, it’s entirely possible this is a security issue with my work laptop here, but it’d be really handy if I could just manually install these things and move on. The SDK Manager kinda forces me to use its scripts. I manually dpkg -i installed everything but it still doesn’t recognize VPI on Host as being installed.

Adding again, tested with a bare install of Ubuntu and it works, so it must be our local security settings somehow. Still, having a precise list of commands to follow to get Jetpack installed is a need for us. We’d like to be able to provision our devices with ansible eventually rather than relying on a GUI interface.


The error is on the host installation.
So this is related to the host setup of your desktop machine.

By the way, you can run SDKmanager as cli or docker.


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Perfect, thanks!