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Old   June 30, 2010, 08:36
Default Installation of OpenFOAM 1.7.0 on SLED10SP2
Oliver Lauer
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Hello guys,

I am trying to install OpenFOAM 1.7.0 on SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10SP3. I already managed to completely run Allwmake in OpenFOAM-1.7.0 directory after adding gcc-4.3 to my installation.

But now comes the next challenge: compiling Paraview 3.8. As stated in installation instructions you need at least qt4.5 so I decided to compile qt4.6.3 available from Nokia (

Now makeParaview can be run but ends up with

Linking CXX executable ../../../../bin/GraphicsCxxTests
cd /home/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-1.7.0/platforms/build-linux64Gcc/paraview-3.8.0/VTK/Graphics/Testing/Cxx && /usr/bin/cmake -E cmake_link_script CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/link.txt --verbose=1
/usr/bin/c++ -Wno-deprecated -Wno-deprecated -O3 -DNDEBUG -fPIC CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/GraphicsCxxTests.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/Mace.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/expCos.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCx
xTests.dir/BoxClipTriangulate.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/CellLocator.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/PointLocator.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/FrustumClip.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/RGrid.cxx.o CMak
eFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestAppendSelection.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestAssignAttribute.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestBSPTree.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestDensifyPolyData.cxx.o CMakeFiles/Grap
hicsCxxTests.dir/TestClipHyperOctree.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestConvertSelection.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestDelaunay2D.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestExtraction.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests
.dir/TestExtractSelection.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestHyperOctreeContourFilter.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestHyperOctreeCutter.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestHyperOctreeDual.cxx.o CMakeFiles/Graphic
sCxxTests.dir/TestHyperOctreeSurfaceFilter.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestHyperOctreeToUniformGrid.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestPolyDataPointSampler.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestSelectEnclosedPoints
.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestTessellatedBoxSource.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestTessellator.cxx.o CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/TestUncertaintyTubeFilter.cxx.o -o ../../../../bin/GraphicsCxxTests -rdynamic
../../../../bin/ ../../../../bin/ ../../../../bin/ -lGL ../../../../bin/ ../../../../bin/ ../../../../bin/
v3.8 ../../../../bin/ ../../../../bin/ ../../../../bin/ -lm ../../../../bin/ -ldl -Wl,-rpath-link,/home/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-1.7.0/platforms/build
../../../../bin/ undefined reference to `QPainter::drawImage(QPointF const&, QImage const&)'
../../../../bin/ undefined reference to `QTextDocument::setDocumentMargin(double)'
../../../../bin/ undefined reference to `QMapData::node_create(QMapData::Node**, int, int)'
../../../../bin/ undefined reference to `QMapData::createData(int)'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [bin/GraphicsCxxTests] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-1.7.0/platforms/build-linux64Gcc/paraview-3.8.0'
make[1]: *** [VTK/Graphics/Testing/Cxx/CMakeFiles/GraphicsCxxTests.dir/all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-1.7.0/platforms/build-linux64Gcc/paraview-3.8.0'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Any ideas how to continue or what is the problem.

Thanks for any help

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Old   June 30, 2010, 09:25
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Hi Oliver,

Are you 100% certain that Qt 4.6.3 was properly built? And is it installed in your system or did you install it in the ThirdParty folder?

Either way, there should be an error that must have happened a lot sooner when building ParaView. And I think that pertinent error is related to a missing library or headers of X11 stuff. For example, in Ubuntu, we need to install and libXt-dev for building ParaView or Qt, I can't be certain right now

Anyhow, you can take a look at the following post that as a few suggestions on where to get information on how to build ParaView for using OpenFOAM:

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Old   June 30, 2010, 10:29
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Hi Bruno,

thank you for your quick response. Your answer points into the right direction. If I add
everything is fine. Perhaps I have to modify LD_LIBRARY_PATH

Thanks again
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