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Old   May 7, 2017, 03:36
Default Can't find installation instruction for Openfoam 2.4.x , on Ubuntu 16.04
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Hi everyone,
I want to work with OpenFoam 2.4.x. I have ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS installed on my machine. I looked for installation instructions for openfoam 2.4.x on ubuntu 16.04, but I couldn't find one.
The nearest ones I found were :

Openfoam 2.4.0 for ubuntu 16.04
Openfoam 2.4.x for ubuntu 15.04 and ubuntu 14.04

I want to avoid going back to ubuntu 14.04 to run openFoam 2.4.x.
I request everyone to kindly look into this issue.

Thanks
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Old   May 7, 2017, 06:46
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Quick answer: The following instructions that are written specifically for Ubuntu 15.04 should also work on Ubuntu 16.04: https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/I...u#Ubuntu_15.04
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Hello, did this work for you? I get the following errors while running ./Allwmake in $WM_THIRD_PARTY_DIR at step 9:

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== Generating build files ==
Configuring libCGAL
-- Requested component: MPFR
-- Requested component: GMP
libCGAL is configured
-- Sources for CGAL component library 'CGAL_ImageIO/CMakeLists.txt' detected
CMake Error at src/CMakeLists.txt:81 (add_subdirectory):
  add_subdirectory given source
  "/home/hconel/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.4.x/CGAL-4.6/src/CGAL_ImageIO/CMakeLists.txt"
  which is not an existing directory.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  src/CMakeLists.txt:140 (configure_component)


-- Sources for CGAL component library 'CGAL_Qt4/CMakeLists.txt' detected
CMake Error at src/CMakeLists.txt:81 (add_subdirectory):
  add_subdirectory given source
  "/home/hconel/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.4.x/CGAL-4.6/src/CGAL_Qt4/CMakeLists.txt"
  which is not an existing directory.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  src/CMakeLists.txt:140 (configure_component)


-- Sources for CGAL component library 'CGAL_Core/CMakeLists.txt' detected
CMake Error at src/CMakeLists.txt:81 (add_subdirectory):
  add_subdirectory given source
  "/home/hconel/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.4.x/CGAL-4.6/src/CGAL_Core/CMakeLists.txt"
  which is not an existing directory.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  src/CMakeLists.txt:140 (configure_component)


-- Sources for CGAL component library 'CGAL_Qt3/CMakeLists.txt' detected
CMake Error at src/CMakeLists.txt:81 (add_subdirectory):
  add_subdirectory given source
  "/home/hconel/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.4.x/CGAL-4.6/src/CGAL_Qt3/CMakeLists.txt"
  which is not an existing directory.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  src/CMakeLists.txt:140 (configure_component)


-- Sources for CGAL component libraries 'CGAL_Core/CMakeLists.txt;CGAL_ImageIO/CMakeLists.txt;CGAL_Qt3/CMakeLists.txt;CGAL_Qt4/CMakeLists.txt' detected
== Generating build files (DONE) ==

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/home/hconel/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.4.x/build/linux64Gcc/CGAL-4.6/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
See also "/home/hconel/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.4.x/build/linux64Gcc/CGAL-4.6/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".
+ exit 1

========================================
Done ThirdParty Allwmake
========================================
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Old   September 26, 2018, 17:01
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Quick answer: My guesses are that either:
  1. The "CGAL-4.6.tar.bz2" did not download correctly or did not unpack correctly.
    • My guess here is because of messages like this one:
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        add_subdirectory given source
        "/home/hconel/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.4.x/CGAL-4.6/src/CGAL_Core/CMakeLists.txt"
        which is not an existing directory.
      So it is possible that the folder "CGAL-4.6/src/CGAL_Core" does not exist, hence the error.
  2. Or that you're using another Ubuntu version, instead of Ubuntu 16.04?
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Yes, it is Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS. Also, CGAL-4.6/src/CGAL_Core directory also exists. I have gedit'ed all these files from terminal by copy-pasting the paths and they exist. Couldn't figure out the problem yet...
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Quick answer: OK, I've got good news... we don't need to build CGAL 4.6, we can use CGAL 4.7 that comes with Ubuntu 16.04. So from the instructions that I wrote a few years ago then for OpenFOAM 2.4.0: https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/I...u#Ubuntu_16.04 - you can use the following commands to fix the current issue:
  1. Install the package "libcgal-dev", by running this command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libcgal-dev
  2. Change the CGAL version to be used, by running the following commands (as normal user):
    Code:
    cd ~/OpenFOAM
    sed -i -e 's/^\(cgal_version=\).*/\1cgal-system/' OpenFOAM-2.4.0/etc/config/CGAL.sh
  3. Then refresh the shell environment, by running:
    Code:
    of24x
    if you were in a new terminal, or:
    Code:
    wmSET $FOAM_SETTINGS
    if you had already activated the OpenFOAM 2.4.x shell environment.
  4. Now you can do step #9 from here: https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/I...u#Ubuntu_15.04 - once again and proceed forward.


For future reference, CMake 3.5 that comes with Ubuntu 16.04 does not work properly with CGAL 4.6, hence the weird error messages. The workaround for building with CGAL 4.6 is to build the custom version of CMake 2.8.12, as explained here: OpenFOAM 2.4.0 and Fedora 22: error building CGAL - post #2.
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While I was digging the problem last night, I came across that step you mentioned in 2.4.0 installation but it was too late to give it a shot. Today I'll try and refresh the post.
Thanks so much Mr. Santos. Whenever I have a problem about installing OF, it is always you who show at the top of a search. You surely make world a better place to live for foamers.
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Old   September 30, 2018, 07:28
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Many thanks to you as well! I've now added the section for 16.04: https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/I...u#Ubuntu_16.04 - I haven't tested it myself, but I'm ~95% certain it should work
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Quick answer: The following instructions that are written specifically for Ubuntu 15.04 should also work on Ubuntu 16.04: https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/I...u#Ubuntu_15.04
Hi Bruno,


is there any installation instructions for openfoam 2.4.x on Ubuntu 18? I have searched the posts here and can only find 2.3.1 on ubuntu 18. Thanks.


Bests,





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is there any installation instructions for openfoam 2.4.x on Ubuntu 18? I have searched the posts here and can only find 2.3.1 on ubuntu 18. Thanks.
Quick answer: Not yet, but please try the following:
  1. Do steps 1 to 4 from the instructions for Ubuntu 18.04 + OpenFOAM 2.3.1: https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/I...u#Ubuntu_18.04
  2. Then do steps #5 and #6 on the instructions for Ubuntu 16.04 + OpenFOAM 2.4.x: https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/I...u#Ubuntu_16.04
  3. Then run these commands (it is a modified from #7 on 2.3.1):
    Code:
    sed -i -e 's/gcc/\$(WM_CC)/' OpenFOAM-2.4.x/wmake/rules/linux64Gcc/c
    sed -i -e 's/g++/\$(WM_CXX)/' OpenFOAM-2.4.x/wmake/rules/linux64Gcc/c++
  4. Then do steps #8 and #9 from the instructions for 2.3.1, but replace any mentioned to "2.3.1" with "2.4.x".
  5. Then do steps #10 and #11 from 2.4.x...
  6. Then step #12 from 2.3.1...
  7. Then continue from step #12 on 2.4.x...

Sorry for not creating the wiki page right now for it, but I don't have time to test it... if it works or not for you, please let me know!
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Hi, I know this is an old thread but I followed your instructions wyldckat to get 2.4.x on ubuntu 18.04 and it works for the most part, but I don't think it compiles ParaView properly.

On running the cavity tutorial after blockMesh and icoFoam commands, if I run paraFoam it returns:

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FATAL ERROR: ParaView reader module libraries do not exist

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

Code:
ERROR: ParaView not found in /home/callum/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-2.4.x/platforms/linux64Gcc/ParaView-4.1.0
I have attached a log file I'd be grateful if someone could tell me how to get paraview to compile!

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I have the exact same issue
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avoid installing 10+ year old technology (i.e. 2.4)?
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avoid installing 10+ year old technology (i.e. 2.4)?
It was released in 2015. Avoid littering legitimate questions with snarky, lazy comments.

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So you raid, and harrass the threads I write...

Copy-pasted:

Its engine is based on 2.x - which was first released in 2011. What you don't understand is there is a reason why the version 3.0 was called 3.0, but not 2.5, as it underwent huge change.
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