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Old   November 1, 2004, 00:12
Default problem about installing FOAM
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dear all

i'm a beginer for Linux. in order to use FOAM, i install linux. i do not known how to set the variance in .bash. anybody tell me a detailed installation. or show me the bash file. thanks.
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Old   November 1, 2004, 02:46
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Heya,

The variables should have been already set up for you - all you need to do is:

cp -r foam2.3.2/.foam2.3.2 $HOME

and add the following line

. $HOME/.foam2.3.2/bashrc

into the ~/.bashrc file. Incidentally, the variable syntax you need for bash is something like this:

export WM_LINK_LANGUAGE=c++

You should have received the installation guide with your download, try looking there for more help.

Hrv
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Old   November 2, 2004, 02:39
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1. $HOME is where? 2. (. $HOME/.foam2.3.2/bashrc) the dot before $ is added there? 3. ~/.bashrc is where?
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Old   November 2, 2004, 09:56
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Looks to me like you need Unix 101:

- $HOME is your home directory. You will get there if you type "cd"

- ~ is another name for your home directory. "cd ~" has got the same effect as cd

- (. $HOME/.foam2.3.2/bashrc): Yes, there is a dot before $HOME

I strongly recomment a basic book on unix or a little search for unix intro on the web.

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Old   November 2, 2004, 09:58
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$HOME is variable usually set by the system to represent home directory of the user. Typically it will be /home/<your_user_name> on a command line of the console type echo $HOME and you will see, where is your home.

your .bashrc file is located in your home directory.

. in bashrc file or in bash generally will do the same as command source would do.

Sorry to say so, but if you're going to work with FOAM on any unix/linux system,you'd better go to the library or google for some unix basics kick offs or some kind of tutorial to get familiar with the basics......

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Old   November 4, 2004, 03:08
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dear all

i install foam as follows.

OS: REDHAT10 CPU:AMD32bit 3000+

fist,generate a new directory foam in /root and copy certain files to it: /root/foam(including two files and one sub-directory)

(file) foam2.3.General.gtgz

(file) foam2.3.linuxGcc340ptLAM.gtgz

(sub-directory)

linuxGcc340ptLAM

in sub-dir linuxGcc340ptLAM, five tar files were included, such as dx-4.3.2.gz, gcc-3.4.2.gz,gdb-6.1.1.gz,etc. then i tar this tar_files in the directory that including them. after this, a new directory foam2.3 was generated.

second,setting up a user

2.1: now,type cp -r foam2.3/.foam2.3 $HOME

2.2: vi $HOME/.foam2.3/bashrc, the first 4 lines as followed,

line1; export WM_PROJECT=foam

line2; export WM_PROJECT_VERSION=2.3

line3; export WM_PROJECT_LANGUAGE=c++

line4; export WM_PROJECT_INST_DIR=$HOME/$WM_PROJECT is it right?

2.3: after add . $HOME/.foam2.3/bashrc to the end, source $HOME/.foam2.3/bashrc. then . $HOME/.bashrc

after doing this i just find a getHostInfo file in /root/foam/foam2.3/applications/bin/linuxGcc340ptLAM directory. but after i type getHostInfo, os tell me that: error while loading shared libraries : libstdc++.so.6 : can not open shared object file: no such file or directory

the file (libstdc++.so.6 is located in the directory /root/foam/linuxGcc340ptLAM/gcc-3.4.2/lib.

I do not what wrong happened, please help me. i'm reading a linux basic book. thanks for your help. best regards.
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Old   November 4, 2004, 11:59
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May I suggest you have a look at the archive/aks the question on the FOAM user forum:

http://tfdpc67.tfd.chalmers.se/foam/discus/index.html

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