Package Details: paraview 5.4.0-2

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Package Base: paraview
Description: Parallel Visualization Application using VTK
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: stephane
Maintainer: deezy (eolianoe)
Last Packager: eolianoe
Votes: 65
Popularity: 2.188938
First Submitted: 2012-12-11 01:37
Last Updated: 2017-06-26 21:22

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lahwaacz commented on 2017-07-13 10:26

Figured it out - had to use the "Cell Data to Point Data" filter first...

lahwaacz commented on 2017-07-12 13:22

When I open any dataset in paraview and click on the "Apply" button, the contour filter is still greyed out and unusable. What should I do to make it available? All tutorials start with something like "click on Filters/Common/Contour", but don't consider that it is not available.

xantares commented on 2017-07-08 07:37

here's what I had to do to fix this:

move paraview module into site-packages:
sudo mv /usr/lib/site-packages/paraview/ /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/

remove the vtk dir without binaries
sudo rm -r /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/paraview/vtk

move vtk files with binaries into paraview module:
sudo mv /usr/lib/paraview-5.4/site-packages/vtk /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/paraview

xantares commented on 2017-07-08 07:33

exactly, if the python module was installed correctly you wouldnt have to set PYTHONPATH, like any other archlinux python package.

lahwaacz commented on 2017-07-08 07:27

@xantares: There is nothing in /usr/lib/site-packages on my system. To let python see /usr/lib/paraview-5.4/site-packages/ you need to set PYTHONPATH accordingly:

export PYTHONPATH=/usr/lib/paraview-5.4/site-packages:/usr/lib/paraview-5.4/site-packages/vtk

xantares commented on 2017-07-08 07:15


the python module cannot be imported:
In [2]: import paraview.annotation

theres python stuff in

but some binaries in /usr/lib/paraview-5.4/site-packages/

but I figure these should be moved into /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages

setting VTK_INSTALL_LIBRARY_DIR=lib will help

GloW commented on 2017-06-23 14:58

@xantares : most ParaView use it as Gui, that is true, and that's why the main paraview package should be aimed at the main userbase in my opinion. It is @eolianoe package, so that's his decision anyway.

xantares commented on 2017-06-23 13:10

@GloW why rebuilding paraview if it's available in the packages? plus it takes forever to build. I guess you guys at paraview are not used to the fact that we use it as a lib rather than a gui app.

GloW commented on 2017-06-23 11:29

@eolianoe : Sure you can (considering VTK_NO_PYTHON_THREAD is OFF), it will not disable any feature, but it does have an overhead for each python call.

eolianoe commented on 2017-06-23 11:23

@GloW: thanks for the explanation, if it does not disable any feature, it can be easily enable in the PKGUILD.
Yeah, an expert will build its own version but I'm trying to have most of the option enabled.

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