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tabsquare May 30, 2014 00:29

Paraview not found when installing OpenFoam to Ubuntu 14.04
 
Hi, It's now a while that I try to install Openfoam to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. I followed precisely the instructions in here: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/In...u#Ubuntu_14.04


Now everything goes fine until step 9 of the process where the make.log reports the one and only error:
Code:

ERROR: ParaView not found in /home/riccardo/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.3.0/platforms/linux64Gcc/ParaView-4.1.0
If I proceed anyway, when I get to the 10th step of the process and run ./Allwmake , then I get exactly the same error above. In fact there is no ParaView-4.1.0 located in that folder. It is however located at /home/riccardo/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.3.0/ParaView-4.1.0


Any hint on how to get this resolved? thank you

wyldckat May 31, 2014 14:17

Greetings Riccardo and welcome to the forum!

This is either the 2nd or 3rd time that someone spots that error message during the build of OpenFOAM. I'll have to change the instructions on the wiki to build ParaView before OpenFOAM.

Please run these commands:
Code:

cd $WM_THIRD_PARTY_DIR
./makeParaView4 -qmake $(which qmake-qt4) > log.makePV 2>&1

Then either check the errors that are now logged inside the file "log.makePV" or compress the file and attach in your next post.

I ask this because I haven't been able to reproduce the same error when following those instructions on Ubuntu 14.04 :(


edit: I've updated the instructions on the wiki, so the numbering of the steps is now different! The old #11 is now #9 and the old #9 is now #10 :)


Best regards,
Bruno

tabsquare May 31, 2014 22:49

Thank you! I'll try to follow what you suggested as soon as I can! The best I could do for the moment is to run ParaFoam with the -builtin option and this works acceptably well. I don't know however what the the difference should be...

tabsquare June 1, 2014 22:56

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I tried the new installation workflow but unfortunatly I still end up with the same error when I try running paraFoam, namely:
Code:

riccardo@riccardo-K53SV:~/OpenFOAM/riccardo-2.3.0/run/tutorials/incompressible/icoFoam/cavity$ paraFoam

FATAL ERROR: ParaView reader module libraries do not exist

Please build the reader module before continuing:
cd $FOAM_UTILITIES/postProcessing/graphics/PV4Readers
./Allwclean
./Allwmake

I attached the log.makePV file to the discussion. Non an expert but these are the lines that appear the most critical to me(I suggest anyway taking a look at the attachment :)):
Code:

[ 44%] Building CXX object VTK/Rendering/Core/CMakeFiles/vtkRenderingCore.dir/vtkDataSetMapper.cxx.o
Scanning dependencies of target vtkIOXdmf2CS
In file included from /usr/local/cuda/include/cuda_runtime.h:59:0,
                from <command-line>:0:
/usr/local/cuda/include/host_config.h:82:2: error: #error -- unsupported GNU version! gcc 4.5 and up are not supported!
 #error -- unsupported GNU version! gcc 4.5 and up are not supported!
  ^
[ 44%] Building CXX object Wrapping/ClientServer/CMakeFiles/vtkIOXdmf2CS.dir/vtkSILBuilderClientServer.cxx.o
[ 44%] Building CXX object Wrapping/ClientServer/CMakeFiles/vtkFiltersModelingCS.dir/vtkRibbonFilterClientServer.cxx.o
CMake Error at cuda_compile_generated_CUDAConvolutionDriver.cu.o.cmake:206 (message):
  Error generating
  /home/riccardo/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.3.0/build/linux64Gcc/ParaView-4.1.0/Plugins/SciberQuestToolKit/SciberQuest/CMakeFiles/cuda_compile.dir//./cuda_compile_generated_CUDAConvolutionDriver.cu.o


make[2]: *** [Plugins/SciberQuestToolKit/SciberQuest/CMakeFiles/cuda_compile.dir/./cuda_compile_generated_CUDAConvolutionDriver.cu.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [Plugins/SciberQuestToolKit/SciberQuest/CMakeFiles/vtkSciberQuest.dir/all] Error 2
make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....

Code:

[ 97%] Building NVCC (Device) object Plugins/SciberQuestToolKit/SciberQuest/CMakeFiles/cuda_compile.dir//./cuda_compile_generated_CUDAConvolutionDriver.cu.o
In file included from /usr/local/cuda/include/cuda_runtime.h:59:0,
                from <command-line>:0:
/usr/local/cuda/include/host_config.h:82:2: error: #error -- unsupported GNU version! gcc 4.5 and up are not supported!
 #error -- unsupported GNU version! gcc 4.5 and up are not supported!
  ^
CMake Error at cuda_compile_generated_CUDAConvolutionDriver.cu.o.cmake:206 (message):
  Error generating
  /home/riccardo/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.3.0/build/linux64Gcc/ParaView-4.1.0/Plugins/SciberQuestToolKit/SciberQuest/CMakeFiles/cuda_compile.dir//./cuda_compile_generated_CUDAConvolutionDriver.cu.o


make[2]: *** [Plugins/SciberQuestToolKit/SciberQuest/CMakeFiles/cuda_compile.dir/./cuda_compile_generated_CUDAConvolutionDriver.cu.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [Plugins/SciberQuestToolKit/SciberQuest/CMakeFiles/vtkSciberQuest.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2
    ---
    Installation complete for paraview-4.1.0


Nikolac June 2, 2014 06:45

I had the same problem as tabsquare after I switched to 14.04. I have therefore been using an independent ParaView installation - I would just create an empty document in the case folder named view.foam, and that would allow me to load things in ParaView. However, when doing multiphase examples, the different phases and their interface are not shown in ParaView if I proceed as described above. In an earlier installation where paraFoam worked, this was not the case. Does anyone know why?

wyldckat June 2, 2014 16:35

Greetings to all!

@Riccardo: Many thanks for the log file! Now it's very clear what the problem is... and I have to point the finger at CUDA for being such a pain in the #$"!$$"#%
This issue was detected some time ago and the possible solutions can be found here: http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ope...on-driver.html

Assuming you don't need CUDA, please follow these steps:
Code:

cd $WM_THIRD_PARTY_DIR

sed -i -e 's=CUDA_FOUND=OFF=g' ParaView-4.1.0/Plugins/SciberQuestToolKit/SciberQuest/CMakeLists.txt

./makeParaView4 -qmake $(which qmake-qt4) > log.makePV 2>&1

Hopefully everything will build properly this time around. Check the file "log.makePV" when it's done, just in case. Please let me know if it does work as intended.

And if it does, then run:
Code:

cd $FOAM_UTILITIES/postProcessing/graphics/PV4Readers
wmSET $FOAM_SETTINGS
./Allwclean
./Allwmake

Best regards,
Bruno

tabsquare June 2, 2014 18:00

Hello Bruno! I'm happy ;), this worked great as I don't have to use CUDA :) ParaFoam interface as it is now, appears to have more options than what I could see when using the builtin option (maybe just an impression).

I really appreciate the help, hopefully this will be a valuable info for others too! Thank you very much!

Nikolac June 7, 2014 10:06

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Thanks for the support wyldckat! My own problem, however, seems to be of a different kind than tabsquare's. The following parts from my log file seem noteworthy:

Code:

[  4%] Building CXX object ThirdParty/QtTesting/vtkqttesting/CMakeFiles/QtTesting.dir/moc_pqWidgetEventTranslator.cxx.o
Linking C shared library ../../../../lib/libvtklibxml2-pv4.1.so
[  4%] Built target vtklibxml2
Linking CXX shared library ../../../lib/libQtTesting.so
[  4%] Built target QtTesting
make: *** [all] Error 2
Command exited with non-zero status 2
258.06user 14.59system 0:37.62elapsed 724%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 197300maxresident)k
63136inputs+126688outputs (58major+5923131minor)pagefaults 0swaps
    Done make
    Installing ParaView to /home/nc2613/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.3.0/platforms/linux64Gcc/ParaView-4.1.0
[  0%] Built target vtksys
[  0%] Generating vtkUnicodeCaseFoldData.h ...

and at the end of the file it says

Code:

[ 92%] Compiling Qt help project PacMan.qhp
qhelpgenerator: could not exec '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/bin/qhelpgenerator': No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [Plugins/TestPlugin/doc/PacMan.qch] Error 1
make[1]: *** [Plugins/TestPlugin/CMakeFiles/PacMan.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2
    ---
    Installation complete for paraview-4.1.0
    Set environment variables:

        export ParaView_DIR=/home/nc2613/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.3.0/platforms/linux64Gcc/ParaView-4.1.0
        export PATH=$ParaView_DIR/bin:$PATH
        export PV_PLUGIN_PATH=$FOAM_LIBBIN/paraview-4.1
    ---

Done

I have attached the complete log file. Any ideas what I should do?
Regards,
N

wyldckat June 7, 2014 11:14

Hi Nikolac,

The problem in your case seems to be because the Qt5 installation is getting in the way of the building process. Specifically, this path:
Code:

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/
is getting in the way of the build process.

This is very strange, because if you used this command line:
Code:

./makeParaView4 -qmake $(which qmake-qt4) > log.makePV 2>&1
it should not let Qt5 put itself in the way of the Qt4 installation.

Was there anything that you did specifically for installing and/or using Qt5?

Best regards,
Bruno

Nikolac June 7, 2014 12:06

It baffles me too! I have used precisely this command with $(which qmake-qt4). I did not knowingly install or configure Qt5, I believe it must have come with the upgrade to 14.04. I have all the necessary Qt4 software installed, as described in your guide.

wyldckat June 8, 2014 12:34

Hi Nikolac,

OK, I've figured it out. As of Ubuntu 13.04, most Qt building-related applications now rely on "qtchooser" for selecting the Qt version we want for building our Qt-based applications.

I've updated the wiki page accordingly: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/In...u#Ubuntu_14.04

The main difference is that we have to run the following command before we build ParaView and the OpenFOAM plugins for ParaView:
Code:

export QT_SELECT=qt4
With this, we don't even have to be specific about which qmake we want to use.

Best regards,
Bruno

Nikolac June 10, 2014 06:47

Dear Bruno,

Thanks a lot, this worked like a charm!

Regards,
N

Jetfire August 21, 2014 02:17

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Hi ,

I tried installing OpenFOAM 2.3.0 on ubuntu 14.04. I was not able to install paraFoam4.1.0 properly. There was a cmake 2.8.8 or higher version requirement and i had cmake 2.8.7, i tried installing and compiling cmake version 2.8.12.1 but was unsuccessful.

This was the error shown when i run paraFoam for the cavity case.

Code:

FATAL ERROR: ParaView reader module libraries do not exist

Please build the reader module before continuing:
cd $FOAM_UTILITIES/postProcessing/graphics/PV4Readers
./Allwclean
./Allwmake

I have attached the make.log and log.makePV files. Can someone help me resolve this problem.
Thanks

wyldckat August 30, 2014 11:42

Greetings Jetfire,

Are you 100% certain that you are using Ubuntu 14.04? Because it's Ubuntu 12.04 that comes with CMake 2.8.7!

Instructions for building OpenFOAM 2.3.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 are given here: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/In...u#Ubuntu_12.04

If you still have problems using the correct CMake version, please check the instructions given here: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/FA...7s_going_on.3F

Best regards,
Bruno

Jetfire September 2, 2014 01:26

@wyldckat

Thanks for your reply.

I checked my version it's 12.04!. Installed OF 2.3.0 and paraFoam 4.1.0 successfully and they are running fine.

AleDR September 28, 2014 06:06

build order
 
Hello wyldckat,

and thank you very much for all your great help in building OF and ParaView!
I am following your instructions for a fresh build of OF-2.3.x on Mint 17, but please note that you cannot build ThirdParty folder as first, because you need wmake scripts as a prerequisite.
When I attempted a pretty fresh build of ThirdParty I ended with:
Code:

./Allwmake: 34: ./Allwmake: wmakeCheckPwd: not found
Error: Current directory is not $WM_THIRD_PARTY_DIR
    The environment variables are inconsistent with the installation.
    Check the OpenFOAM entries in your dot-files and source them.

So I think that you should build OF twice...

Alex

wyldckat September 28, 2014 06:40

Greetings Alex,

The reason why I wrote that the ThirdParty folder should be first built is in the description of the respective step:
Quote:

8. Now let's build the ThirdParty folder, because we need the shell environment to be updated afterwards, for CGAL to be properly picked up for building OpenFOAM:
In other words, running Allwmake only from the main "OpenFOAM-2.*" folder will require running this script 3 times instead of only twice.

As for the error message you got, I believe the problem was that you hadn't updated the shell environment properly yet, because wmakeCheckPwd is a shell script and not a binary application like wmkdep.

By the way, Mint 17 is based on which Ubuntu version?

Best regards,
Bruno

AleDR September 28, 2014 09:58

Wow Bruno,

I must confess that I didn't expect such a fast reply! Thanks again. :)
Well, I will detail my situation which is bit involved... I am trying to install 2.3.x in /opt/OpenFOAM/ on Mint 17, that is based on Ubuntu 14.04.
So I tried to manage this by setting FOAM_INST_DIR as in the official instructions page and then by sourcing /etc/bashrc file.
Then I tried step 8 from your wiki guide, ending with the problem above, i.e., Allwmake not finding the script. (Yes -sorry- it is a script!)

So I tried to build OF first and everything in the log file seems good. I gave a try to foamInstallationTest which tells me that the environment variables FOAM_SITE_APPBIN, FOAM_USER_APPBIN, FOAM_SITE_LIBBIN, FOAM_USER_LIBBIN are not valid yet...

I'll wait for your suggestions! :D

Regards,
Alex

wyldckat September 28, 2014 10:08

Hi Alex,

You got really lucky today... I'm skimming through the forum threads while the computer is running some meshing tests... I wouldn't do so if my machine was quicker ;)

Quick answer to your question: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/In...with_the_Shell

Not so quick answer:
  1. Step 1: Install first in your normal user account. This way you avoid accidentally nuking your machine ;).
  2. Step 2: Once the build is successful, copy or move to "/opt" as root.
  3. Step 3: This line:
    Code:

    source $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.3.0/etc/bashrc WM_NCOMPPROCS=4 WM_MPLIB=SYSTEMOPENMPI
    changes to this:
    Code:

    export FOAM_INST_DIR=/opt/OpenFOAM
    source $FOAM_INST_DIR/OpenFOAM-2.3.0/etc/bashrc WM_NCOMPPROCS=4 WM_MPLIB=SYSTEMOPENMPI

Best regards,
Bruno

AleDR September 28, 2014 10:37

Well Bruno,

if this is my lucky Sunday I will take advantage of this as much as I can! :D
Sorry, but while you were typing your answer I couldn't wait any longer :p ...and I just tried to build again ThirdParty folder and then ParaView 4.1.0 as you suggested. Unfortunately PV build is stuck with some errors complaining about a lacking fortran compiler... which is pretty strange! Do I need it?
I think I will end up with my naive attempt at installing directly in /opt/ and try to follow your advice of local building everything in $HOME and then moving it wherever I like. At least I could experiment a little without much concerns! :cool:
Thanks again!

Alex

By the way: hope testing went well. Usually Sunday-testing is fine. :)


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