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Old   June 10, 2013, 03:02
Default OpenFOAM 2.2.0 and 2.1.0 side by side errors
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Hello all OpenFOAM community users !

I am running an x86 version of openSuSE 12.3 and I am experiencing problems to get OpenFOAM 2.2.0 and 2.1.0 co-existing.

I have installed OF 2.2.0 directly through RPM packages, and all the dependencies for this version have been installed. OF 2.2.0 works well on my system.

Then, for some reasons, I have had to install OF 2.1.0 and keep OF 2.2.0. I have tried to install it through RPM packages too (option --force). I have installed Scotch and Paraview successfully, but when it came to OpenFOAM, I get the following error:

error: Failed dependencies: is needed by OpenFOAM-2.1.0-1.i586 is needed by OpenFOAM-2.1.0-1.i586
I Well, then, I decided to remove 2.1.0 RPMs and to compile OF from sources. But I get many errors at compilation such as:
/usr/lib/gcc/i586-suse-linux/4.7/../../../../i586-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lengine
/usr/lib/gcc/i586-suse-linux/4.7/../../../../i586-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lcompressibleTurbulenceModel
/usr/lib/gcc/i586-suse-linux/4.7/../../../../i586-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lcompressibleRASModels
/usr/lib/gcc/i586-suse-linux/4.7/../../../../i586-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lbasicThermophysicalModels
/usr/lib/gcc/i586-suse-linux/4.7/../../../../i586-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lreactionThermophysicalModels
/usr/lib/gcc/i586-suse-linux/4.7/../../../../i586-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -llaminarFlameSpeedModels
/usr/lib/gcc/i586-suse-linux/4.7/../../../../i586-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lfiniteVolume
/usr/lib/gcc/i586-suse-linux/4.7/../../../../i586-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -ldynamicFvMesh
/usr/lib/gcc/i586-suse-linux/4.7/../../../../i586-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lOpenFOAM
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [/opt/OpenFOAM-2.1.0/platforms/linuxGccDPOpt/bin/PDRFoam] Error 1
make[1]: *** [PDRFoam] Error 2
make[1]: Target `application' not remade because of errors.
make: *** [combustion] Error 2
If you want, you can find the logfile of compilation (I have aborted the process).

Hardly no binaries are compilated on bin dir, like virtually no libraries are compilated on platforms/linuxGccDPOpt/lib dir...

So I do not know how to have a working version of OF 2.1.0...
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Old   June 10, 2013, 07:46
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Greetings Neraste,

This is indeed a strange error... I can only guess that the problem is due to an incorrect configuration on how to use Gcc 4.7.

OK, let's go by steps:
  1. How are you keeping the two versions apart from each other? ... from the point of view of the shell environment. If you don't understand what I mean, please read this: Advanced tips for working with the OpenFOAM shell environment
  2. For installing OpenFOAM 2.1.0, I suggest that you choose 2.1.1 instead and try following these instructions: - I have not tested them in 12.3, but I think they should work well.
    Note: these instructions do not take into account the first step on this current list.
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Old   June 12, 2013, 04:55
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Hello wyldckat

Thank you for your answer!

About the way I make each version living side by side, both versions are installed on separate folders in /opt, with their own dependencies (differently organized between 2.2.0 and 2.1.0, by the way):
  • /opt/OpenFOAM-2.1.0
  • /opt/OpenFOAM-2.2.0
  • /opt/OpenFOAM-ParaView-3.12.0 (for 2.2.0)
  • /opt/OpenFOAM-scotch-6.0.0 (for 2.2.0)
  • /opt/ThirdParty-2.1.0 (for 2.1.0, containing Paraview and Scotch)
To set up the environment for each version, I have aliases to source the right bashrc file:
  • alias startFOAM210="source /opt/OpenFOAM-2.1.0/etc/bashrc"
  • alias startFOAM220="source /opt/OpenFOAM-2.2.0/etc/bashrc"
So, I have prevented the case of messing environments up. And each bashrc have the right installation folder indication...

Well, then, what I did is to compile version 2.1.1 instead. I already knew the installation guidelines wiki. Everything has worked as expected and just works...

So, since it works, I kinda have no problem, but I am still puzzled by the 2.1.0 compilation errors...
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