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Old   December 6, 2012, 06:55
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Hi, everyone~

I installed OpenFoam2.1.1 on Ubuntu 10.04, then I try to build a debug version of it. There is what I have done and the problem I have got.:

I modified "/opt/openfoam211/etc/bashrc" by setting WM_COMPILE_OPTION to Debug.
I soursed this bashrc file in ~/.bashrc.
I checked that both flex and bison are installed
I start ./Allwmake under directory /opt/openfoam211

There came a lot of error and the original error I found is :
mkdir: cannot create directory `linux64GccDPDebug': Permission denied
     /bin/sh: cannot create linux64GccDPDebug/options: Directory nonexistent
I tried "ln -s linux64GccDPOpt linux64GccDPDebug " and it did not make a difference.

Did I miss something ?

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Old   December 6, 2012, 07:38
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I think, you donīt have the permission to compile and install the program in /opt.
Perhaps you try your home directory for installing OpenFOAM. I think, this might solve your problem.

Or you can change the permission rights of your OpenFOAM folder in /opt, so that you have a writing accesse without being a superuser or using sudo.


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Old   December 7, 2012, 03:48
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Hi, Treima.
Thanks for your advice. It works now.


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