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April 26, 2013, 17:57 
Solver "command not found" error

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Hello,
I am not an expert on Linux and I am trying to compile "waveFoam" and "waveDyMFoam" solvers. I compiled the "waveFoam" solver successfully. Everything was ready for the "waveFoam" solver, I just downloaded all the files and ran the "Allwmake". For the "waveDyMFoam" solver I followed the steps described in the wiki below: https://sites.google.com/site/jordim...icmeshmotion Basically, I modified "waveDyMFoam' from the "interDyMFoam" solver. Everything compiled fine but now when I try to run the "waveDyMFoam" solver, I get the error below: waveDyMFoam: command not found I am not sure what did I do wrong. I did everything exactly as described in the wiki. Maybe I should modify another file (bashrc??). Thank you very much for your time and help, Kilroy 

April 27, 2013, 03:44 

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You don't have to change anything in "bashrc". /.bashrc, is used to set the environmental variable only. Few doubts: 1. Is your waveFoam command running? If yes, then do check the "/make" folder, may be you have missed some point. May be the path of "/folders" are different in your case then the mentioned case on the weblink. 2. Have you named your file as "waveDyMFoam.C" instead of "interDyMFoam"? 3. Otherwise, try uploading your case here. Will let you know. 

April 27, 2013, 06:38 

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An other cause could simply be that the files are created but put in the wrong place.
Check whether the Make/files folder is something like Code:
waveFoam.C EXE = $(FOAM_USER_APPBIN)/waveFoam Make sure you compile the solvers with 'wmake' and not 'wmake libso' since this will not work either. If non of the above is the cause, first try to find the waveFoam solver file by running Code:
sudo updatedb && locate waveFoam Cheers, Lieven 

April 29, 2013, 10:06 

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@Tushar,
Thank you very much for your response. I answered your questions below: Quote:
The path described in the weblink is below: $WM_PROJECT_USER_DIR/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers17/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam And my path is below: opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam Quote:
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opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam The link to the case is below: http://www.filedropper.com/wavedymfoamtar 

April 29, 2013, 10:17 

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@Lieven,
Thank you very much for your response. My "waveFoam" command is running but "waveDyMFoam" is not. Quote:
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.../bin/waveFoam The whole list of files I get, after I run the commands is below: meta@meta5:/opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers$ sudo updatedb && locate waveDyMFoam /home/meta/OpenFOAM/root2.2.0/platforms/linux64GccDPOpt/bin/waveDyMFoam /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/correctPhi.H /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/pEqn.H /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/readControls.H /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/waveDyMFoam.C /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/waveDyMFoam.C~ /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/waveDyMFoam.dep /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/files /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/files~ /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/options /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/options~ /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/dependencies /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/dependencyFiles /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/dontIncludeDeps /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/files /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/filesMacros /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/includeDeps /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/localObjectFiles /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/objectFiles /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/options /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/sourceFiles /opt/openfoam211/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers211/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/waveDyMFoam.o /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waveDyMFoam.tar.gz /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/correctPhi.H /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/pEqn.H /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/readControls.H /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/waveDyMFoam.C /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/waveDyMFoam.C~ /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/waveDyMFoam.dep /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/files /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/options /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/dependencies /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/dependencyFiles /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/dontIncludeDeps /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/files /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/filesMacros /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/includeDeps /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/localObjectFiles /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/objectFiles /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/options /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/sourceFiles /opt/openfoam220/applications/solvers/waves2Foam/applications/solvers/solvers220/waveFoam/waveDyMFoam/Make/linux64GccDPOpt/waveDyMFoam.o 

April 29, 2013, 10:57 

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Ok, this is the line which I was talking about
/home/meta/OpenFOAM/root2.2.0/platforms/linux64GccDPOpt/bin/waveDyMFoam It looks a bit messed up to me. What I would expect is something like /home/$username/OpenFOAM/$username2.2.0/platforms/... and certainly not 'root' since you should not be working as root. If you open a new terminal and type Code:
echo $FOAM_USER_APPBIN 1. (recommended) Move all your custom solvers to a folder which you have read and write access to as a regular user (e.g. mine are simply in $home/OpenFOAM/applications) and recompile everything. 2. change the ownership of the /opt/openfoam220 folder so you can access and modify it as a regular user by typing (change $user in your real user name) Code:
chown R $user::$user /opt/openfoam220/ 

April 29, 2013, 11:05 

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Lieven,
I think I now why did that happen. At first when I tried to run "wmake" it didn't let me. So first I ran the command "sudo bash", then I ran "wmake". I think that's why everything is so messed up right now. Now when I open a new terminal and run "sudo bash" first, then the "waveDyMFoam" runs. But I will fix everything with your first recommendation below: Quote:
Kilroy. 

April 29, 2013, 11:15 

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You're very welcome.
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April 30, 2013, 06:25 

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Sorry, couldn't able to reply your post. Anyways, Lieven answered your queries. It's always preferable to install in root directory. As you don't need to call sudo bash when you run your solver. Or, try giving permission (read and write access) to the user directory 

April 30, 2013, 10:04 

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I am still learning how to use Linux and this case is a very good experience for me to how to work with the environment. 

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