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Old   January 20, 2021, 06:49
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I first installed OF7 on my mac using docker, and it worked great. The script creates a contained environment where only the directory I launched the script from exists, and all alias shortcuts (like src, run etc) work.

Then I installed OFv2006, and the docker script is different. It creates an image of my entire file system which always starts at my home directory so I have to navigate to the right folder, and the user directory shortcut aliases/variables don't work (like run or cd $FOAM_USER_APPBIN).

For example, echo $FOAM_RUN gives //OpenFOAM/lumpor-v2006/run, which doesn't exist The two '/' characters at the start confuse me. I tried changing "home" to "pwd" in some places in the v2006 docker file, but it doesn't seem to work.

Also, using the OF7 container I can make changes in my working directory from outside the terminal in real-time, while for the OFv2006 container I need to restart the container every time I edit any files.

Is there any way I could use the docker script for OF7 with OFv2006? Thanks

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Old   January 27, 2021, 02:54
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Could you please open an issue for discussion on It is something very important to understand how people actually want to use a containerized OpenFOAM. I can imagine that we may well wish to provide a few different scripts, or make different entry points within the container.
Your input (and others) would be most appreciated.
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