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joey September 13, 2006 22:14

ParaView command not found
 
Hi, everyone
I am newbie here, and I just have installed OpenFOAM on my computer.
when I run the cavity tutorial:
paraFoam $FOAM_RUN/tutorials/icoFoam cavity

I got the error message as below:
/usr/local/lib.../bin/paraFoam line 57: praview: command not found

Can anyone help me ?
Thanks a lot!
Joey

mattijs September 14, 2006 04:07

You need to install the paravi
 
You need to install the paraview pack (downloadable from OpenFOAM as well). See the installation instructions.

(I hope that command not found was 'paraview' and not 'praview')

joey September 15, 2006 00:04

I think the "command not found
 
I think the "command not found" comes from the shell and I add a line to $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.3/.OpenFOAM-1.3/apps/paraview/bashrc as below:
export PATH=$HOME/OpenFOAM/linux/paraview-2.4.3/lib/paraview-2.4/bin:$PATH.
The problem solved. Thanks a lot.

tunkers August 28, 2010 21:37

I also had the same problem with openfoam 1.7 when installing on Debian Lenny

paraview would run fine when launched manually, but not from paraFoam.
created temporary 'cavity.OpenFOAM'
/home/cfduser/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.7/bin/paraFoam: 132: paraview: not found

to fix this, edit the following file

/home/cfduser/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.7.0/etc/bashrc

add this line near somewhere near the top

export PATH=$PATH:/home/cfduser/OpenFOAM/ParaView-3.8.0-Linux-i686/bin

then

$cd
$. .bashrc

Now you will be able to type paraview from anywhere and it will run. Also paraFoam will also be able to launch paraview.

chandra shekhar pant November 6, 2020 09:39

I am not sure, if the following lines are the same or not, but this worked for me:
Code:

export PATH=$HOME/OpenFOAM/xyz-v1906/run/ParaView-5.8.0-MPI-Linux-Python2.7-64bit/bin:$PATH
as been mentioned above these lines should be added in the bashrc and after adding these lines just sourced it using
Code:

source ~/.bashrc

ranjith prakash January 18, 2021 02:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by joey (Post 182758)
I think the "command not found" comes from the shell and I add a line to $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.3/.OpenFOAM-1.3/apps/paraview/bashrc as below:
export PATH=$HOME/OpenFOAM/linux/paraview-2.4.3/lib/paraview-2.4/bin:$PATH.
The problem solved. Thanks a lot.

Hello,
I am also facing the same issue. So can I add the same line in the barsch file like you mentioned. Is it different for different paraview versions or same?
TIA

chandra shekhar pant January 18, 2021 02:10

Hi Ranjith,

Yes according to the version of the Paraview this line should change:
HTML Code:

Paraview-5.8.0-MPI-Linux .....
Also please note the location/folder of the newly downloaded Paraview. Effectively the line that I have added in the bashrc file is typically giving the path of the Paraview. If you still face issue, please let me know. Hope this helps.

ranjith prakash January 18, 2021 02:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by chandra shekhar pant (Post 793578)
Hi Ranjith,

Yes according to the version of the Paraview this line should change:
HTML Code:

Paraview-5.8.0-MPI-Linux .....
Also please note the location/folder of the newly downloaded Paraview. Effectively the line that I have added in the bashrc file is typically giving the path of the Paraview. If you still face issue, please let me know. Hope this helps.

Hi,.
Thanks for replying. I have one doubt. This line should be written inside the bashrc file right.t
That too where? At the bottom or top? Also where should I type the $ cd and $...bashrc.
TIA

chandra shekhar pant January 18, 2021 02:28

I guess you are working in the Linux platform ? If yes then just open the terminal either by launching through command
Code:

ctl + alt + t
or by launching through your dashboard. Then in the terminal type exactly these words or copy paste these in your terminal:

Code:

gedit ~/.bashrc
After a file opens in-front of you, at the bottom paste those lines from the previous post, through which you can link your Paraview software.

ranjith prakash January 18, 2021 04:11

Ok thanks. Will try it

ranjith prakash January 18, 2021 04:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by chandra shekhar pant (Post 793581)
I guess you are working in the Linux platform ? If yes then just open the terminal either by launching through command
Code:

ctl + alt + t
or by launching through your dashboard. Then in the terminal type exactly these words or copy paste these in your terminal:

Code:

gedit ~/.bashrc
After a file opens in-front of you, at the bottom paste those lines from the previous post, through which you can link your Paraview software.

Does the sourcing command should be given in the same file or after saving it and exit from the file, I need to give it on command line.?

chandra shekhar pant January 18, 2021 04:26

Are you able to see the bashrc file now? If yes then copy paste these lines
Code:

export PATH=$Home/...
at the end of the bashrc file and do the following:

Quote:

Originally Posted by chandra shekhar pant (Post 786987)
I am not sure, if the following lines are the same or not, but this worked for me:
Code:

export PATH=$HOME/OpenFOAM/xyz-v1906/run/ParaView-5.8.0-MPI-Linux-Python2.7-64bit/bin:$PATH
as been mentioned above these lines should be added in the bashrc and after adding these lines just sourced it using
Code:

source ~/.bashrc


Please remember to change the path of the folder name in which you have the Paraview accordingly.

ranjith prakash January 18, 2021 05:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by chandra shekhar pant (Post 793590)
Are you able to see the bashrc file now? If yes then copy paste these lines
Code:

export PATH=$Home/...
at the end of the bashrc file and do the following:




Please remember to change the path of the folder name in which you have the Paraview accordingly.

Hi,
I tried above method. I gave the name of installed paraview folder instead of your paraview name in the above code. And I saved it and gave the source command. Now a big message is there whenever I open ubuntu lts command window. I think that bin at the end was not necessary. When I give gedit it's showing /bin is not included in the path environment variable


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