Installing the Blackfynn Agent

The Blackfynn Agent is an application that runs natively on Mac, Linux and Windows and is required for optimal performance of the MATLAB and Python clients. In addition, the Blackfynn Agent provides a Command Line Interface (CLI) for the Blackfynn platform.

Installing the Blackfynn Agent

Windows

Download and install Blackfynn-0.2.4-x86_64.msi.

  • The Blackfynn home directory will be created in C:\Users\<user>\.blackfynn.
  • The agent executable will be installed to C:\Program Files\Blackfynn\blackfynn_agent.exe.
  • The agent will automatically be added to your path.

macOS

Download and install blackfynn_agent-0.2.4.pkg

  • The Blackfynn home directory will be created in /Users/<user>/.blackfynn.
  • The agent executable will be installed to /usr/local/opt/blackfynn/bin/blackfynn_agent.
  • Run echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/blackfynn/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.profile && source ~/.profile to add the agent to your path.

Debian Linux

Download and install blackfynn-agent_0.2.4_amd64.deb.

  • The Blackfynn home directory will be created in /home/<user>/.blackfynn.
  • The agent executable will be installed to /opt/blackfynn/bin/blackfynn_agent.
  • Run echo 'export PATH="/opt/blackfynn/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.profile && source ~/.profile to add the agent to your path.

Running the Blackfynn Agent

To run the Blackfynn Agent, or use the CLI tools, open a terminal and run

$ blackfynn_agent version

If this does not work, see the instructions above for adding the agent executable to your path.