Package Details: openfoam 4.x-7

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Package Base: openfoam
Description: The open source CFD toolbox
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Xwang
Last Packager: Xwang
Votes: 33
Popularity: 1.124724
First Submitted: 2009-07-02 09:16
Last Updated: 2016-07-04 20:11

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Xwang commented on 2016-10-26 21:40

Maybe yes.
Yesterday I was looking at the paraview file in /opt/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-4.x/etc/ and the alternative one in the /opt/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-4.x/etc/

As far as I've understood by using the foamEtcFile -all -list command which gives this result

openfoam looks at these directory for configuration files.
So maybe we should create a correct paraview configuration file with the path of the installed binary.

Can you please try to see what change if the ParaView_DIR environment is set to match the installed paravie binary location (I'm unable to test until next weekend but if you find something useful, I should be able to update the PKGBUILD)?

nokian commented on 2016-10-26 06:39

Is there an environment variable missing?

nokian commented on 2016-10-25 22:15

Sorry for the confusion. Just ran into antran's problem and thought is has something to do with the PKGBUILD.

As printed after the install one should install paraview from AUR.(

Unfortunately paraFoam doesn't work.

Xwang commented on 2016-10-25 17:35

git has not been updated to 4.1 yet.
If it has been, please post a comment with the link before flagging (I wasn't able to find it) this package as out of date so that I can update the PKGBUILD.
Thank you!

neXyon commented on 2016-09-26 11:09

I replaced the parmetis dependency with suitesparse which contains metis and causes a conflict with it. Building and installation worked, is there any disadvantage over using parmetis?

antran commented on 2016-09-08 02:14

Yes. I followed your instruction and now icoFoam and pisoFoam worked but when I type paraFoam in the terminal I get this error

FATAL ERROR: ParaView reader module libraries do not exist

Please build the reader module before continuing:
cd $FOAM_UTILITIES/postProcessing/graphics/PVReaders

I tried to follow these instructions but still get error
ERROR: ParaView not found in /opt/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty-4.x/platforms/linux64Gcc/ParaView-5.0.1

How can I fix it?
Thank you in advance

Xwang commented on 2016-09-04 10:58

Have you executed these commands:

export FOAM_INST_DIR=/opt/OpenFOAM
alias ofoam="source ${FOAM_INST_DIR}/OpenFOAM-4.x/etc/bashrc"

in your terminal before running icoFoam?

PS ThirdParty is empty because these programs are installed via their archlinux packages

antran commented on 2016-09-04 03:20

I have installed sucessfully the software but I cannot run icoFoam or pisoFoam. Is the folder Thirdparty empty?

Xwang commented on 2016-08-11 10:26

I've obtained the same by changing MAKEFLAGS option as described in my comment of 2016-06-13 16:17

tomracing commented on 2016-08-01 20:51

Great package!
Could I suggest changing this line:
# Build and clean up OpenFOAM
./Allwmake > ../../openfoam_log.make 2>&1 #|| return 1
To incorporate the compile in parallel build as specified in the OpenFOAM documentation:
"or compile in parallel with all available cores/hyperthreads with:
./Allwmake -j
Serial compilation takes several hours, whereas compilation on 8 cores/threads should take approximately one hour, possibly less, depending on the processor."
That would save much time on builds.

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