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Old   June 17, 2011, 08:04
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Hi foamers,

As I was trying to recompile a solver, I got the problem saying:
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find "-liberty"

so I read in some posts that I needed to install binutils-devel (I had already installed openfoam, was just trying to recompile). Well, big mistake, I did yum install binutils-devel.x86_64 (under centos), and now nothing seems to compile til the end. So everything goes right, but stops without any further message, it looks something like this:

Making dependency list for source file albertoMoveDyMEngineMesh.C
SOURCE=albertoMoveDyMEngineMesh.C ; g++ -m64 -Dlinux64 -DWM_DP -Wall -Wextra -Wno-unused-parameter -Wold-style-cast -Wnon-virtual-dtor -O3 -DNoRepository -ftemplate-depth-40 -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/dynamicMesh/dynamicFvMesh/lnInclude -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/meshTools/lnInclude -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/engine/lnInclude -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/finiteVolume/lnInclude -IlnInclude -I. -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/OpenFOAM/lnInclude -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/OSspecific/POSIX/lnInclude -fPIC -c $SOURCE -o Make/linux64GccDPOpt/albertoMoveDyMEngineMesh.o
g++ -m64 -Dlinux64 -DWM_DP -Wall -Wextra -Wno-unused-parameter -Wold-style-cast -Wnon-virtual-dtor -O3 -DNoRepository -ftemplate-depth-40 -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/dynamicMesh/dynamicFvMesh/lnInclude -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/meshTools/lnInclude -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/engine/lnInclude -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/finiteVolume/lnInclude -IlnInclude -I. -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/OpenFOAM/lnInclude -I/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/src/OSspecific/POSIX/lnInclude -fPIC Make/linux64GccDPOpt/albertoMoveDyMEngineMesh.o -L/home/albertom/software/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/lib/linux64GccDPOpt \
-lfiniteVolume -ldynamicFvMesh -lmeshTools -ldynamicMesh -lengine -lmeshTools -lcellDecompositionMotionSolver -lOpenFOAM -liberty -ldl -lm -o /home/albertom/OpenFOAM/albertom-1.6-ext/applications/bin/linux64GccDPOpt/albertoMoveDyMEngineMesh


well it stops there. So if I try to use the program, it will execute, but will also quit without any message. Any ideas as what went wrong and how I can correct this? I would appreciate it

best regards,
abm
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Old   June 18, 2011, 07:39
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Hi Abm,

You could have posted this thread on the Installation section of the forum It would have been easier for people to spot it.

I believe that this has already occurred to some OpenFOAM users in CentOS and RHEL. Basically it's a problem of having an up-to-date gcc 4.4, but with an outdated binutils package. Basically you will need the respective binutils package version... possibly 2.20 or above... but which I have no clue where it might be in CentOS yum package system

Personally, when the system's "gcc + binutils" fail me, I resort to my blog post: Automated scripts for building gcc 4.4.x and 4.5.x for using with OpenFOAM 1.7 series
But I haven't tested it with 1.6-ext.

Best regards and good luck!
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