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Old   April 10, 2023, 13:35
Default Install older verisons of precompiled openfoam
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I would like to install OpenFoam v1912 binaries as in

Is this possible?
I have tried the commands but it is not able to locate the package.

How can I see which versions are available for download?

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Old   April 18, 2023, 10:34
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This might still be available for the OpenSUSE rpms, but getting much too old for debian/ubuntu packs.
The problem is that various OpenFOAM directory structures and install scripts have been adjusted to package nicely for debian/ubuntu and backporting these to a version that is already more than 3 years old is difficult to justify. Additionally, there are a number of compilation-related bugfixes that have also gone into later versions. Again, backporting them is A LOT to maintain.

Your next best option will be 2006 or later. Is there a reason that you actually need that particular version? Often it is a case that some random project somewhere has written code and tested it wiht a particular version (eg, 1912), but that doesn't mean that is doesn't work with new versions. So unless something really fundamental has changed, you should be able to get it compiling with a more recent version of OpenFOAM without too much trouble - and certainly with much less trouble than maintaining binary packages for yet another version (currently have 2006, 2012, 2106, 2112, 2206, 2212).
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