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Old   December 5, 2019, 18:25
Default Install OpenFOAM 6 on Ubuntu 16.04 without root access
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Hi all,


I am trying to install OpenFOAM 6 on my desktop at university. However, because it is managed by the university so I do not have root access.



I wonder is there any way that I can install OpenFOAM without root?


I think the installation guide on openfoam.org (https://openfoam.org/download/6-ubuntu/) cannot be done without root.



So I have tried this guide on openfoamwiki (https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/I...u#Ubuntu_16.04) but there are still a lot of packages need to be install as root at the beginning. Is there a way to install all these packages without root?


Many thanks,
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Quick answer: You can try the following steps:
  1. Install the same Ubuntu version in a virtual machine on your own workstation or laptop.
  2. Follow the instructions on that wiki page.
  3. Then you can transfer the installation from the virtual machine to the real machine... let me see if I can find the instructions I wrote here on the forum sometime ago... OK, I found really old one of mine: How to Copy OF Installation - post #2
Or you could try to asking nicely the system administrator to install OpenFOAM from Deb packages, or to at least install the necessary software development packages, as instructed on that wiki page/section.
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