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Building OpenFOAM 2.0.1 on old Linux OSes - test case Ubuntu 8.04

Posted October 17, 2011 at 17:49 by wyldckat
Updated February 8, 2012 at 17:41 by wyldckat

This blog post will try to detail and complement the OpenFOAM 2.0.1 building process on old machines, where my test case was with two Ubuntu 8.04 - one i686 and one x86_64 - in two separate virtual machines with 1.6GiB of RAM and 4 processors each.

This post will detail a lot more information than the official instructions, specially because the official instructions are meant for Linux OSes that are modern'ish, such as Ubuntu 10.04 and above.

NOTE: 2011-02-08 - finally...
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Blog about my forks at github for the repositories OpenFOAM and ThirdParty

Posted September 17, 2011 at 05:36 by wyldckat
Updated February 2, 2013 at 06:44 by wyldckat

Note: This blog post will be edited whenever more details come to life.

A bit of an introduction:
I started my experience at github by forking the ThirdParty-2.0.x repository back in 12th of August of 2011. The objective was to create a branch named get-em which would possess modifications for a simple package manager for OpenFOAM's ThirdParty folder, to then be posted as a proposition for a feature request at OpenFOAM's bug tracker. This was not requested by any of the OpenFOAM...
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Small Rants, part 2

Posted September 2, 2011 at 19:44 by wyldckat

First part of this blog post: Small Rants, that look more like something that came out of dreams...

Rant #3 - This one is about the novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Unfortunately I've never read the whole novel, but my mind crunched some numbers based on what I read on Wikipedia. You can see the summary here at Wikipedia. For more on the plot, see Phrases from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Small Rants, that look more like something that came out of dreams...

Posted September 2, 2011 at 19:32 by wyldckat

Well... I'm somewhat lazy, so instead of creating a personal blog elsewhere, I'll rant a bit more here at, right here in my user blog

Rant #1 - Technically, it seems that Google's name is explained here:
Nonetheless, today I noticed something interesting when I wrote somewhere [1]:
the good people
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Advanced tips for working with the OpenFOAM shell environment

Posted August 28, 2011 at 07:51 by wyldckat
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Finally finished writing a better page than this one at

This blog post envisions to explain the advanced usages of OpenFOAM's shell environment. For now, only the most common ideas will be explained here, but the idea is to expand it to a size worthy for then moving to
  1. New to Linux? Then Google "Linux tutorial" Although,
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