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Leech December 2, 2010 16:13

OpenFoam is broken

i was using Openfoam every day the last weeks. But i got strange problems. First my paraview was broken. So i just tiped in again sudo apt-get install paraview. It got installed new and then was working again. But paraview now always gives an output windows with some errors. But it worked at least.
Since today Openfoam quiited completely. Paraview works.
I cant use blockMesh oder simpleFoam or anything.
E.g. when using simpleFoam he returns:

| =========                |                                                |
| \\      /  F ield        | OpenFOAM: The Open Source CFD Toolbox          |
|  \\    /  O peration    | Version:  1.7.x                                |
|  \\  /    A nd          | Web:                      |
|    \\/    M anipulation  |                                                |
Build  : 1.7.x-3776603e4c6c
Exec  : simpleFoam
Date  : Dec 02 2010
Time  : 21:02:41
Host  : pierre-desktop
PID    : 3318
fileName::stripInvalid() called for invalid fileName /home/pierre/Run/HA1-Pierre/Kanal_Re1000000
    For debug level (= 2) > 1 this is considered fatal

tipind sudo apt-get install openfoam171 says that everything is up to date. apt-get update did something but still isn't working. Pc restart didn't help.

Ubuntu 10.04 with Openfoam171 64bit.

Thanks for your help

Leech December 2, 2010 17:04


i just found the following thread:
There is described, that i have to look for inconsistent file names. But i didn't changed any file name. I also tried to simpleFoam old cases that were working. And also there Foam didn't wanted to start.

So, any suggestions for this problem?
Thanks anyone!

wyldckat December 4, 2010 09:55

Greetings Leech,

Yeah, there were some problems with OpenCFD's update for OpenFOAM 1.7.1 Debian/Ubuntu packages :( And you are not alone in this issue, so there is already a solution for this:

Edit: oops, I had to read your posts again. This is odd... where do you indicate the reference to use the file "/home/pierre/Run/HA1-Pierre/Kanal_Re1000000"?

Best regards and good luck!

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