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Old   January 5, 2005, 12:07
Default First of all, thank you peopl
Lars Edvardsen (Edvardsen)
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First of all, thank you people for making OpenFOAM open source software. I have been looking for something like this to boost both my knowledge in CFD and general programming (.

I have run into som installation problems, but as a beginner in Linux I hope my stupid questions can be forgiven:

1. I run SuSE Linux 9,1 and since I read somewhere that you also use suselinux, I guessed the binary version of OpenFoam alone (without the source file) would work. It seemed however somthing was missing after decompresseing, i.a. no file of folder of " $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.0/.OpenFOAM-1.0/bashrc " could be found. It would be helpfull to know what a successful binary installation would look like, and what the command for starting up the program would be (guessing on "openfoam").

2. I got the idea to decompress both source- and binary file into the same HOME/OpenFOAM folder, now " $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.0/.OpenFOAM-1.0/bashrc " was present. I then sourced the .OpenFOAM-1.0/bashrc file by adding the following line to the end of my $HOME/.bashrc file:
$HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.0/.OpenFOAM-1.0/bashrc and updatet the environment variables as described in the installation README file. When executing the foamInstallationTest, I get the error message:
FATAL ERROR: /lars/.OpenFOAM-1.0/bashrc does not appear to be sourced from:
You need the following at the end of your /lars/.bashrc file:
\. ${HOME}/.foam1.0/bashrc
in addition to a number of other error messages.

3. I went on to try to build it all from the source file. I allready have gcc-3.3.? installed
via rpm-packages but have not been able to locate gcc-3.4? as rpm-package for suse 9,1. I would not
try to install gcc-3.4? via tarball since I allready had gcc-3.3? installed via rpm (recall I'm a Linux-beginner). After decompressing the sourcefile in its
right folder and typing /.Allwmake ,I get the following error messages:
./OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.0/Allwmake: line 3: cd: wmake: No such file or directory
./OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.0/Allwmake: line 3: makeWmake: command not found
./OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.0/Allwmake: line 5: cd: src: No such file or directory
./OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.0/Allwmake: line 5: Allwmake: command not found
./OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.0/Allwmake: line 7: cd: applications: No such file or directory
./OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.0/Allwmake: line 7: Allwmake: command not found
even though " HOME/Lars/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.0/wmake " and its files is present.

I realize that my problems may be due to my system setup and to my very slight knowledge of Linux, still I would be very thankful for some help.

Best regards
Lars Edvardsen
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Old   January 7, 2005, 09:50
Default Hi Lars, looks like you ad
Mattijs Janssens (Mattijs)
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Hi Lars,

looks like you add to your .bashrc


instead of

. $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.0/.OpenFOAM-1.0/bashrc

(so you missed out the '.' in front which makes all the difference)
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Old   January 10, 2005, 02:26
Default Amazing, thats all that was t
Lars Edvardsen (Edvardsen)
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Amazing, thats all that was to it. I just went through the first tutorial, and all run smoothly.

Lars Edvardsen
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