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Old   July 13, 2011, 08:25
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Hello you all!
I'm taking my first steps in OpenFOAM these days.

I run Ubuntu 10.10 and I installed the latest version of OpenFOAM directly from the software main page. It seems it all went well, as I managed to run each of the tutorial proposed in the User Guide.

However, when I run in the BASH the command
foamInstallationTest
I get this message:

Checking basic setup...
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FATAL ERROR: OpenFOAM environment not configured.

Please refer to the installation section of the README file:
<OpenFOAM installation dir>/OpenFOAM-2.0.0/README
to source the OpenFOAM environment.

My question is: if I could run properly the tutorials, why do I get this message? Can I leave everything as it is or should I do something? If so, what should I do?

Thanks a lot to you all!!
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Old   July 13, 2011, 15:58
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Greetings DiracRules and welcome to the forum!

I knew people who installed the Debian packages of OpenFOAM would eventually try foamInstallationTest... I warned them, but they didn't listen Oh well

Here's the explanation I wrote the other day:
Quote:
Originally Posted by wyldckat View Post
I don't know if you've ever seen or read the story about the "Wizard of Oz", but there is a scene where Oz says something like this:
Quote:
Originally Posted by http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyCCJ6B2WE
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
In this case, Oz is foamInstallationTest.

(...)

This script is not intended to be used when installing with .deb packages! If you want to test if it works, you simply take it for a spin, i.e. run the cavity tutorial from the User Guide Just like the official version states:
Quote:
Originally Posted by http://www.openfoam.com/download/ubuntu.php#x3-10000
mkdir -p $FOAM_RUN
cp -r $FOAM_TUTORIALS $FOAM_RUN
cd $FOAM_RUN/tutorials/incompressible/icoFoam/cavity
blockMesh
icoFoam
paraFoam
Have fun!
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Old   July 14, 2011, 05:48
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