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Old   April 10, 2012, 12:21
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I have the same problem with Debian 2.6.32-5-amd64. The post #9 solution worked in my case also and I could install cmake 2.8.3 and rebuild paraview 3.12. The error was still there:

FATAL ERROR: ParaView reader module libraries do not exist

Please build the reader module before continuing:
cd $FOAM_UTILITIES/postProcessing/graphics/PV3Readers
But then, after building the reader module, everything went fine.

Thank you Bruno.

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Old   May 15, 2012, 13:15
Default ParaView Out-of-Source Build?
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Originally Posted by wyldckat View Post
OK, then lets try building a custom CMake with a more recent version:
  1. Go into the ThirdParty folder, get a script for downloading the CMake source code and make it executable:
    wget "" -O getCmake
    chmod +x get*
  2. Build CMake:
    ./makeCmake > mkcmake.log 2>&1
  3. Update the shell environment:
  4. Confirm that you now have a different and more up-to-date version:
    cmake --version
  5. Try to build ParaView once again:
    ./makeParaView > makePV.log 2>&1
Hopefully this will fix the problem!

Good luck!
I have a quick query about this. I'm working with ParaView 3.12.0 and when I follow these directions, all's well until the last step, during the actual cmake of ParaView. The make runs into the following error:


CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:58 (MESSAGE):
  ParaView requires an out of source Build.  Please create a separate binary
  directory and run CMake there.

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
Should I be editing the make file to fix this or is there a different solution I should look for?


EDIT: This has been resolved; I had unintentionally copied over an incorrect file, leaving CMakeCache.txt in the ParaView-3.12.0 directory, causing the error. All's well now!

Last edited by iamed18; May 15, 2012 at 13:45. Reason: Resolved.
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Old   June 11, 2012, 04:53
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Thank Bruno Santos. Your method help me a lot.
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