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Old   August 1, 2016, 23:48
Default Installation of OpenFOAM 1.7.1 on Ubuntu 16.04
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Hello, I m having problem with installation of openfoam 1.7.1 on ubuntu 16.04. I know that is the older version of openfoam but still i need it. I tried to install it on the ubuntu 10.04 LTS but since the older versions of ubuntu are not supported any more it wont install without updates. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old   August 9, 2016, 11:50
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Hello, I m having problem with installation of openfoam 1.7.1 on ubuntu 16.04. I know that is the older version of openfoam but still i need it. I tried to install it on the ubuntu 10.04 LTS but since the older versions of ubuntu are not supported any more it wont install without updates. Any help would be appreciated.

Hi,
The problem is GCC, you should have gcc 4.5
You can also, take a look at the following link:

http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/In...u#Ubuntu_12.04

maybe it can give you some ideas!

Good luck,
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Old   September 17, 2016, 20:50
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Greetings to all!

I started working on this last weekend and today I've finally managed to get it all built and working.
The requested instructions for installing OpenFOAM 1.7.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 are now on the wiki: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/In...u#Ubuntu_16.04

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Old   February 22, 2017, 16:43
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Bruno,

I am having errors compiling gcc-4.5.2. The log is attached as a zip file.
I followed all the instructions without exception.
Looking to your help and troubleshooting for this.

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Old   March 25, 2017, 15:18
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Greetings Vishal,

I don't know if you've managed to solve this problem or not.

After a quick research, it looks like using "MISSING=texinfo" in the configure call should fix this issue... So if you load the OpenFOAM 1.7.1 environment and run:
Code:
cd $WM_THIRD_PARTY_DIR

sed -i -e 's/\(--disable-multilib \)/\1 MISSING=texinfo/' makeGcc
Then go to step #9 and run it again at https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/I...u#Ubuntu_16.04

Hopefully this solves the problem.

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Old   August 31, 2017, 18:14
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Hi, I am trying to install OpenFOAM 1.7.1 on the Ubuntu 16.04 installed a VirtualBox. However I am having issue on stage #6 of the installation process when I input run this command

Code:
FOAM_SETTINGS="WM_NCOMPPROCS=4 WM_MPLIB=OPENMPI WM_COMPILER=Gcc45 compilerInstall=OpenFOAM"
source $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/etc/bashrc $FOAM_SETTINGS
I am given this:

Code:
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamEtcFile: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/etc/settings.sh: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/etc/aliases.sh: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/etc/apps/paraview3/bashrc: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/etc/apps/ensight/bashrc: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
Then when I move to step #7:

Code:
echo "alias of171='source \$HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/etc/bashrc $FOAM_SETTINGS'" >> $HOME/.bashrc
and run command of171, I am given the same message:

Code:
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamEtcFile: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/etc/settings.sh: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/etc/aliases.sh: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/etc/apps/paraview3/bashrc: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/etc/apps/ensight/bashrc: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
bash: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/foamCleanPath: No such file or directory
I have tried writing a log file, but it seems to be completely empty. I am just wondering where I am going wrong in this. I have followed all the steps religiously.

Many thanks.

ps: I have the latest version OpenFOAM5 already installed and work perfectly. I need this version to run a code written on this version of OF.

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Greetings rbabhi,

Please follow the instructions given at https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/I...nFOAM_versions

You need to do this so that OpenFOAM 5.0 is not loaded automatically into the terminal environment. You need to be able to load a specific version manually and that wiki page explains how to do that.

After you have followed those instructions, you can then start a new terminal and run:
Code:
of171
It should no longer give any problems.

After that, you can continue following from step #8 in the installation instructions at https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/I...u#Ubuntu_16.04


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Many thanks for your reply wyldckat.

I had followed your suggestions, but even after that it was giving me the same error.

Since I am novice at Linux, I am assuming that

1) Somewhere within the command the file locations were selected to be in
Code:
/home
2) Since that didn't seem to work, the installation (?) process is looking for file in
Code:
/opt
3) Copying a version of the files in /opt should solve the issue.


So I followed the following hack to make it to work and compile

Open a new terminal

Code:
cd /OpenFoam

sudo cp -a OpenFOAM-1.7.1/. /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/

sudo cp -a ThirdParty-1.7.1/. /opt/ThirdParty-1.7.1/
Follow the rest of the instructions.

I understand that this is not the ideal fix, but so far it has worked and I am on Step 10

Code:
./Allwmake > log.make 2>&1
I will give an update notifying if everything works perfectly.
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The reason why it's using "/opt" is because OpenFOAM 5 has set the environment variable "FOAM_INST_DIR" to "/opt", which has then be used by OpenFOAM 1.7.1.

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I will give an update notifying if everything works perfectly.
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Many thanks wyldcka. I do not know why I didn't notice that first.

Everything works perfectly. I have managed to compile a code written on OF 1.7.1, that would not compile on OF 5.

However when I start to view the results in paraFoam by inputting
Code:
 paraFoam
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I am given the following message
Code:
created temporary '2DsuspensionFlowInChannel.OpenFOAM'
/opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/paraFoam: 139: /opt/OpenFOAM-1.7.1/bin/paraFoam: paraview: not found
Is it once again the same issue or directory problem? ps: I can open the '2DsuspensionFlowInChannel.OpenFOAM' file in another terminal using paraFoam 5 without any issue.

I was also just wondering, since I have a new version of paraFoam (v5.+) installed, is it possible to only assign only the new paraFoam for postprocessing? Would it be ideal or is there some hidden compatibility issue with different version of OF and PF?
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I was also just wondering, since I have a new version of paraFoam (v5.+) installed, is it possible to only assign only the new paraFoam for postprocessing? Would it be ideal or is there some hidden compatibility issue with different version of OF and PF?
Quick answer: The simplest solution is to use 2 terminal windows, one where you have OpenFOAM 1.7.1 active and another where you have 5.0 activate. This is mostly because I don't time to test this right now and I know I wrote about this about 2-3 months ago and I can't find the thread with the instructions right now.

The work-flow is easy enough:
  1. You have one terminal where you are working with OpenFOAM 1.7.1.
  2. You've finished simulating or generating a mesh in that terminal.
  3. Use the key combination Ctrl+Shift+T, which should open a new terminal window or tab.
  4. The new terminal should have opened in the same folder as the original case, where you now can activate the OpenFOAM 5.0 environment.
  5. And you can now use paraFoam.
  6. You can close the latest terminal once you are done, if you don't want to have it open in the meantime.
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That's exactly what I have found to work. Many thanks for all your help. Now onto the bigger tasks of learning to use OF.
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