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This thread aims to guide those who feel completely lost in where to find information on how to install OpenFOAM.

These are the known installation instructions for OpenFOAM and many of its variants:
  1. The instructions for the official OpenFOAM versions are provided at the OpenFOAM Foundation website.
  2. The instructions for the Extend variant foam-extend can be found here:
    1. foam-extend 3.0 Installation instructions @
    2. foam-extend 3.1 Installation instructions @
  3. The instructions for installing FreeFOAM are provided at their official website: FreeFOAM Installation Instructions
  4. Instructions written by the community are mostly centralized at, in the page Installation. There you'll find dedicated instructions for each version and Operating System.
  5. Questions about installing any of these versions/variants can be asked at the (unofficial) forum at CFD-Online:

Other Frequently Asked Questions:

Manuals and Guides:

  • If you are still using OpenFOAM 1.6-ext from July 2012 to January 2013, please read the instructions from this post: OF 1.6-ext Repository offline? post #51
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