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jango May 30, 2007 09:08

Hello, I downloaded all pac

I downloaded all packages I needed and installed them how described. Now I wanted to start with the cavity example in the turorial. FoamX works correctly and all settings can be made, but when I want to start paraFoam to check the generated mesh, as described in the tutorial I get the following error message:

$paraFoam $FOAM_RUN/tutorials/icoFoam cavity

/home/cfduser/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.4/bin/paraFoam: line 67: paraview: command not found

I guess it is an installation problem...

thank you for your help,


wbv10 July 18, 2007 23:12

Hi Jan, I am having the sam
Hi Jan,

I am having the same problem.

Did you find a way to solve this error?

Thanks, Bill

paka July 18, 2007 23:49

Do not know how to solve your
Do not know how to solve your problem, but try this in case folder:

touch case_name.foam



and select the "touched" file.


wbv10 July 19, 2007 01:03

Hi K, Thanks for the respon
Hi K,

Thanks for the response.

Typed "touch cavity.foam" in the command line, which worked without a response. Then typing "paraview" brought up the following error:

bash: paraview: command not found

Any thoughts as to where to go next?

Regards, Bill

msrinath80 July 19, 2007 01:39

What does the command 'which p
What does the command 'which paraview' return? Have you forgotten to install gcc, java and paraview packages in addition to the OpenFOAM general and platform-specific binary packages? Check out this[1] related thread.

Also, before running anything in OpenFOAM (paraFoam included), you need to source the appropriate bashrc file from the command line as specified in the README:

. $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.4/.OpenFOAM-1.4/bashrc


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