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Old   February 3, 2022, 09:16
Default paraFoam command not working (installed openFoam from source + its Third-party)
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Hello all,
I pulled the source codes for openFoam and Third-party here:
https://github.com/OpenFOAM
I picked the non dev version, so OpenFOAM-9 and ThirdParty-9. My system is Arch Linux.

I installed OpenFOAM successfully (compile + source the path in bashrc) This is because I tested with the lid driven cavity case and blockMesh + icoFOAM command works and I do have some data files, ready to plot.

For ThirdParty-9, I also compile successfully by following:

https://openfoam.org/download/source...arty-software/

After installation, I am able to type "paraview" and Paraview launches.

Now, OpenFOAM also comes with paraFoam command. When I type "paraFoam", I got error saying "official reader for OpenFOAM does not exist on your system". It also prompts me to try
Code:
paraFoam -built in
.

When I tried
Code:
paraFoam -built in
, paraView launches. Is
Code:
paraFoam
supposed to launch paraView? Not sure why it works with the suggested
Code:
paraFoam -builtin
and not a normal
Code:
paraFoam
.

I use the
Code:
which
command on both paraFoam and paraview, and I do have both of them on my system. They are just at different locations.


Any help is appreciated.
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Old   April 2, 2022, 07:18
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Hello,

After loading the openFoam environment, check the paraview directory:
Code:
echo $ParaView_DIR
Make sure your paraview is installed in the same path.
Otherwise, make a soft link from your installation path (probably in ThirdParty-9/build/.../paraview.../) to $ParaView_LIB_DIR:
Code:
ln -s YOUR_PATH $ParaView_LIB_DIR
Then you can use paraFoam

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