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AlanR August 15, 2009 17:41

Successful Installaton Of OpenFOAM-1.6 and Paraview in Ubuntu 9.04
 
After many attempts over the past few weeks, I managed to successfully install OpenFOAM-1.6 and Paraview 3.6.1. I have managed to learn a fair amount about linux along the way. Here's what worked for me: maybe it will save some time for someone else...

First, the OpenFOAM installation instructions in the README file work consistently. The only problem I had on a clean installation of Ubuntu 9.04 (32 bit) was with permissions. This fixed it:
http://http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/openfoam-installation/67198-openfoam-1-6-permissions-ubuntu-9-04-a.htm Post 2

I have not had problems getting the foamInstallationTest to check out, or running blockmesh and icoFoam on the lid-driven cavity flow tutorial.

ParaView was more of a challenge. After many attempts and reading a lot of posts, I found the installParaView script by Jure.
http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ope...ntu-9-04-a.htm Post 58

Before you go off and run the script, I had the problem described in Post 61. I fixed the problem by following Post 66 and recompiling Paraview following the README file instructions (below). Compiling Paraview takes a long time - on the order of 5 hours for the old desktop I'm currently using, so be sure to add the path in Post 66, and make sure you have the correct version of qmake, cmake and gcc before you start. To check for each, us the command qmake --version, cmake --version and gcc --version., and to check the path, echo $PATH.

Compiling Paraview 3.6.1 and the PV3FoamReader module


  • cd $WM_THIRD_PARTY_DIR
  • rm -rf paraview-3.6.1/platforms
  • makeParaView
  • cd $FOAM_UTILITIES/postProcessing/graphics/PV3FoamReader
  • ./Allwclean
  • ./Allwmake
Good luck. Thanks to those who helped me, and see you all on other posts. When I get a new 64 bit system, I will probably be back to the Installation forum. :D
AlanR

JasonG September 7, 2009 02:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlanR (Post 226470)
After many attempts over the past few weeks, I managed to successfully install OpenFOAM-1.6 and Paraview 3.6.1. I have managed to learn a fair amount about linux along the way. Here's what worked for me: maybe it will save some time for someone else...

First, the OpenFOAM installation instructions in the README file work consistently. The only problem I had on a clean installation of Ubuntu 9.04 (32 bit) was with permissions. This fixed it:
http://http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/openfoam-installation/67198-openfoam-1-6-permissions-ubuntu-9-04-a.htm Post 2

I have not had problems getting the foamInstallationTest to check out, or running blockmesh and icoFoam on the lid-driven cavity flow tutorial.

ParaView was more of a challenge. After many attempts and reading a lot of posts, I found the installParaView script by Jure.
http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ope...ntu-9-04-a.htm Post 58

Before you go off and run the script, I had the problem described in Post 61. I fixed the problem by following Post 66 and recompiling Paraview following the README file instructions (below). Compiling Paraview takes a long time - on the order of 5 hours for the old desktop I'm currently using, so be sure to add the path in Post 66, and make sure you have the correct version of qmake, cmake and gcc before you start. To check for each, us the command qmake --version, cmake --version and gcc --version., and to check the path, echo $PATH.

Compiling Paraview 3.6.1 and the PV3FoamReader module


  • cd $WM_THIRD_PARTY_DIR
  • rm -rf paraview-3.6.1/platforms
  • makeParaView
  • cd $FOAM_UTILITIES/postProcessing/graphics/PV3FoamReader
  • ./Allwclean
  • ./Allwmake
Good luck. Thanks to those who helped me, and see you all on other posts. When I get a new 64 bit system, I will probably be back to the Installation forum. :D
AlanR

Hi Alan,

I am new to linux and have been attempting for the last few weeks to complete the OpenFOAM-1.6 installation on Ubuntu 9.04. I first attempted to follow the README file as mentioned, and then tried various installation guides I found on other sites, but with no luck.

I have downloaded the "___.gtgz" files, and used the "tar" command to extract them. But, then I believe I am incorrectly completing steps 2 and 4. I would greatly appreciate if you could offer any additional comments on getting OpenFOAM installed.

Thanks.

gwierink September 8, 2009 13:52

Hi Jason,

Where do you exactly get stuck? Do you get error messages and if so, what do they say?

Cheers,

Gijs

JasonG September 8, 2009 17:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by gwierink (Post 228914)
Hi Jason,

Where do you exactly get stuck? Do you get error messages and if so, what do they say?

Cheers,

Gijs

Hi,

After some searching online, I came across this guide:

http://energy.tf.itb.ac.id/index.php...904?format=pdf

On step "9" I try to update the environment variables using the listed command. After doing this I get the following message in my terminal.


"Warning in /home/jason/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6/etc/settings.sh:
Cannot find /home/jason/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-1.6/gcc-4.3.3/platforms/linux installation.
Please install this compiler version or if you wish to use the system compiler,
change the 'compilerInstall' setting to 'System' in this file
"

I was unsure how to install that compiler version, so I edited the "settings.sh" file so that line 98 was set to 'System'. I thought this worked as I didn't receive any more errors. But, when I attempt step "14" to test a tutorial file, I receive this error:

bash: blockMesh: command not found


I feel I am overlooking something easy.

Thanks!

AlanR September 9, 2009 01:42

Jason,

Do you have a 32 bit or 64 bit processor? My instructions are for a 32 bit. I haven't attempted installing OpenFOAM 64 bit yet. I think there was a problem with the ThirdParty files. Gcc 4.3.3 is one of the programs that gets installed in the ThirdParty directory. You might want to delete and reinstall the ThirdParty General and binaries.

If you are using a 64 bit machine, there are posts with specific instructions. They are somewhat different than the 32 bit.

If you are using a 32 bit, I suggest you go back to the installation script files by Jure. You can either run them, or just read through them and do the steps yourself. There is a script for installing the OpenFOAM files and a second one for Paraview.

Good luck,

Alan

gwierink September 9, 2009 02:25

Hi Jason,

Yes, it might be that settings.sh cannot find /home/jason/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-1.6/gcc-4.3.3/platforms/linux, because it is actually /home/jason/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-1.6/gcc-4.3.3/platforms/linux64 or /home/jason/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-1.6/gcc-4.3.3/platforms/linux-64 :).

Rgds,

Gijs

MadsR September 9, 2009 02:31

Hey.

If it is any help to you, I've compiled my way of installing OpenFOAM on Ubuntu 9.04 into a script (link here) which seems to work. Maybe it can help/inspire you in solving your problem (?)

Cheers,
Mads

JasonG September 9, 2009 11:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlanR (Post 228956)
Jason,

Do you have a 32 bit or 64 bit processor? My instructions are for a 32 bit. I haven't attempted installing OpenFOAM 64 bit yet. I think there was a problem with the ThirdParty files. Gcc 4.3.3 is one of the programs that gets installed in the ThirdParty directory. You might want to delete and reinstall the ThirdParty General and binaries.

If you are using a 64 bit machine, there are posts with specific instructions. They are somewhat different than the 32 bit.

If you are using a 32 bit, I suggest you go back to the installation script files by Jure. You can either run them, or just read through them and do the steps yourself. There is a script for installing the OpenFOAM files and a second one for Paraview.

Good luck,

Alan


Yes, I am using a 64-bit machine. I have been attempting to run it through a Sun VirtualBox just to get the basics of the software before doing a full Linux install on my pc.

JasonG September 9, 2009 11:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by MadsR (Post 228961)
Hey.

If it is any help to you, I've compiled my way of installing OpenFOAM on Ubuntu 9.04 into a script (link here) which seems to work. Maybe it can help/inspire you in solving your problem (?)

Cheers,
Mads

Thanks, I am going to give this a shot to see if it works. Is this also only applicable to a 32-bit machine?

JasonG September 9, 2009 13:03

It seems I am actually running the 32-bit version of Ubuntu. I made a mistake in the file I installed on the virtualbox. I have been trying to run through the posted script, after it didn't load correctly I started manually copy-pasting each line into the terminal. I am getting the following message:

jason@jason-laptop:~$ git clone git://repo.or.cz/OpenFOAM-1.6.x.git
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/jason/OpenFOAM-1.6.x/.git/
repo.or.cz[0: 62.24.64.27]: errno=Connection timed out
fatal: unable to connect a socket (Connection timed out)

I am guessing this is attempting to connect to a site that is no longer still active.

JasonG September 14, 2009 13:21

I finally got OpenFOAM successfully installed, but I am afraid to admit what my issue was :). Thanks for the help everyone!

gwierink September 15, 2009 04:27

So, just for the record, what was the issue? :)

MadsR September 15, 2009 04:36

Oops, I am a bit late here. Answer to the above question about 32/64 bit. Yes the script was only for 32 bit. I made a new one for 64 bit which I haven't been able to test, though.

32 bit install script
64 bit install script

/Mads

JasonG September 15, 2009 08:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by gwierink (Post 229517)
So, just for the record, what was the issue? :)


I thought I downloaded and installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu on my emulator, so I proceeded to attempt the 64-bit installation of OpenFOAM. In reality I actually installed the 32-bit version of Ubuntu... apparently 64-bit software is not compatible with a 32-bit OS ;).

hamcer September 15, 2009 11:43

I use ubuntu 8.10, 32 bit in my laptop
can this script installing OF-1.6

Thanks.

MadsR September 16, 2009 03:19

Hamcer,

have you tried my script on Ubuntu 8.10?

/Mads

hamcer September 16, 2009 07:14

hello Mads,
yes it workes fine,
but i have an another question , i can't use the python shell in paraview, it said : not shell python available, have u an idea?
Thanks

MadsR September 16, 2009 08:30

Hi Hamdi.

No, I am not sure about that one.

A long-shot-solution, if you haven't installed python yet (check with the command: which python) is to install python (duh! :-) ):

sudo apt-get install python

but if it is some kind of binding between paraview and python that doesn't work, I don't know the solution.

/Mads

gschaider September 16, 2009 13:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by hamcer (Post 229666)
hello Mads,
yes it workes fine,
but i have an another question , i can't use the python shell in paraview, it said : not shell python available, have u an idea?
Thanks

You're talking about the Paraview-binary that is provided in the ThirdParty-tarball? That one hasn't got python enabled. You've got to run the build-script that is also in the tarball with -python (and probably change the location of the python-library that is in the script to the location appropriate for your machine)

Bernhard

hamcer September 17, 2009 03:44

Thank you Bernhard for this repply,
I can use the python shell in paraview given by ubuntu synaptyc, but i loose paraFoam which load the openFoam tutorials (examples).
In the paraview given with openFoam i keep paraFoam, but i can't use python shell in it,
if you have the solution , tel me in details please since I'm not an expert in linux.
thank you again.

Nacer.


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