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0002610OpenFOAM[All Projects] Bugpublic2017-07-14 23:24
ReporterhertzsprungAssigned Tohenry 
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformGNU/LinuxOS UbuntuOS Version17.04
Product Versiondev 
Fixed in Versiondev 
Summary0002610: decomposePar -case fails to find decomposeParDict
DescriptionRunning decomposePar from myCase directory succeeds. Running decomposePar -case myCase from the parent directory fails with

cannot find file

file: ./myCase/./myCase/system/decomposeParDict at line 0.

Does this relate to the work done in ?
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2017-07-12 12:12

reporter   ~0008384

I didn't try to reproduce it, but I would say that the error message is actually telling you what is wrong. When using the option "-case" you shall rather give an absolute path instead a relative one.


2017-07-12 15:55

reporter   ~0008386

guin, thanks, an absolute path does work. Relative paths also worked until recently, and continue to work for other OpenFOAM applications that I've used. I'm not sure exactly when the behaviour changed.

If -case is only supposed to accept absolute paths, it would be good if this caveat is documented, maybe at


2017-07-14 14:43


decompositionModel.C (4,047 bytes)


2017-07-14 14:44

reporter   ~0008398

Fix for src/parallel/decompose/decompose/decompositionModel.C


2017-07-14 23:24

manager   ~0008399

Resolved by commit 702a4274cd8b7413830fcd9a625610320180cb2e

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-07-11 15:13 hertzsprung New Issue
2017-07-12 12:12 guin Note Added: 0008384
2017-07-12 15:55 hertzsprung Note Added: 0008386
2017-07-14 14:43 MattijsJ File Added: decompositionModel.C
2017-07-14 14:44 MattijsJ Note Added: 0008398
2017-07-14 23:24 henry Assigned To => henry
2017-07-14 23:24 henry Status new => resolved
2017-07-14 23:24 henry Resolution open => fixed
2017-07-14 23:24 henry Fixed in Version => dev
2017-07-14 23:24 henry Note Added: 0008399