This worked fine for me with one modification. The line below:
was changed to:
and then running foamInstallationTest worked just fine. I'm running on an AMD 64-bit system.
Hello Folks!, I hope all is well with you...
This is a quick note to Windows users: There is an alternative way to install OpenFOAM in a windows system (XP/VISTA) apart from the CYGWIN build. You need to install adlinux (http://www.andLinux.org) (colinux+ubuntu) and follow the guide as usual. The solvers work perfectly but in my particular case I have a problem with paraView (you may o may not have this problem) in which the visualisation window is not working at all. Rather strange because the GUI works fine... anyway I will post any progress here if any...
OK folks... this is for **windows** Users... please read the following thread at the andLinux forum regarding the problem of paraview visualisation... hope this solve your problem...
I haven't tried yet but I will do it as soon as I can...
First of all, I used this thread a few months ago when I installed OF on 7.10 and it help immensely. Now, I'm compiling OF-1.4.1-dev on 8.04...and man do I have problems with it. I have read the OF wiki on how to compile openfoam, but it is difficult to do. That particular wiki post was based on someone who had successfully compiled OF on opensuse before and therefore had all of the required libraries and such on their computer. Therefore, this makes the compiling of OF straightforward (not really but ok). So I ask, has anyone compiled OF on ubuntu from a completely vanilla version of 8.04? If so, did you document it? If you did...how about a nice descriptive post? I really need this compiled in order to access a few of the additional models offered only in the dev version...and I kinda prefer to use Ubuntu over opensuse. Any help is much appreciated.
Perhaps a bit late but OpenFOAM-1.5 has been released...
Comments about the installation have been added to the guide...
I thought I would make myself useful and contribute to this thread. Thanks to this thread, a few fresh installs and extensive googling OpenFOAM 1.5 now runs well in my 32 bit box.
in order to make paraview read the foam files, it needs to be compiled.
to do that you need those two packages:
you can just get them in synaptic, if you don't get them the compilation is going to give you errors. then enter the following commands in terminalCode:
The compilation is going to take a while, a very long while. just leave you machine running and go do something else.Code:
rm -rf ParaView3.3-cvs/platforms
now for the reader
don't try to navigate to the directories yourself, just copy and paste the terminal cd commands above and all should run smoothly.Code:
Thanks for the great how to .. am the system admin for the African University of Science and technology we run ubuntu on all our lab computers and i would like to add OpenFOAM to our list of softwares .1 question though .. how do i install OpenFOAM so that its accessible by more than one user . if i follow your guide and do the installation in /home/username .. then other users to the system wont have access to the program .. is it a must to use /home or can i use /opt instead . and if i did would it work ? sorry for my bad english
I am new to ubuntu (have first year uni computing knowledge and C, C++ programming) and also new to OpenFOAM. I am running openfoam 1.5 on hardy and when i try to run it i get this message....
| ========= | |
| \\ / F ield | OpenFOAM: The Open Source CFD Toolbox |
| \\ / O peration | Version: 1.5 |
| \\ / A nd | Web: http://www.OpenFOAM.org |
| \\/ M anipulation | |
Exec : icoFoam
Date : Oct 07 2008
Time : 15:23:31
Host : ubuntu
PID : 6465
Case : /home/james
nProcs : 1
// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //
cannot open file
file: /home/james/system/controlDict at line 0.
From function regIOobject::readStream(const word&)
in file db/regIOobject/regIOobjectRead.C at line 66.
I was just wondering if i installed it incorrectly or if i need to change the directory for something etc and how to do it
(i am also new to web forums so hope i posted in right section etc etc etc)
Thankyou in advance for your help :-)