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Old   September 18, 2009, 14:04
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Originally Posted by jlakovic View Post
The installOpenFOAM script simply downloads and sets up OpenFOAM to work. It is platform independent. It does not install ParaView - that's what the second script is for. The installParaView script needs an APT-based distribution (Debian, Ubuntu) to work.


1. Download the files to your computer:

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2. Open a terminal and cd to where you downloaded them
3. Type

chmod +x installOpenFOAM.txt installParaView.txt


4. Follow the instructions to download and install OpenFOAM.
5. Run the second script:


6. Follow instructions to compile ParaView.


Update: while doing some testing myself, it seems I've forgotten to include one package PV3FoamReader requires to compile properly:


I've updated the installParaView script to reflect the changes.
Can anybody send me these scripts, I am not able to download and have the same problems for installing Paraview and OpenFOAM on Ubuntu9.04. Thanks a lot in advance.

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Old   September 21, 2009, 13:26
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Christoph, you could try this script instead:

It will do everything for you.
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Old   October 12, 2009, 11:47
Default builParaView3.3-cvs got following error
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When I tried to run buildParaView3.3-cvs after rmoving platforms directory, i got the following messages.

[ 52%] [ 52%] Building CXX object Utilities/VTKClientServer/Graphics/CMakeFiles/vtkGraphicsCS.dir/vtkWindowedSincPolyDataFilterClientServer.o
Building CXX object Utilities/VTKClientServer/Graphics/CMakeFiles/vtkGraphicsCS.dir/vtkGraphicsCSInit.o
Linking CXX shared library ../../../bin/
[ 52%] Built target vtkGraphicsCS
make: *** [all] Error 2

please let me know, how can i avoid this and complete the installation?
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