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0000433OpenFOAM[All Projects] Bugpublic2015-01-01 14:52
ReporterJay Bee 
Assigned Tohenry 
StatusclosedResolutionno change required 
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000433: Installing OpenFOAM from the instructions with tcsh
DescriptionInstructions of OF installation at
don't work if you are using tcsh. That is not made clear upfront. The very first command does not work.
Also, the cshrc file is not up-to-date ... some of the $FOAM values are not the same as the bashrc. After fixing these issues on my local install (following the steps outlined on the webpage) - I could get icoFoam to work, but paraFoam did not work. Also, I could not run icoFoam in parallel (mpirun -np 2 icoFoam). I had to install Third-party directory in my home directory (installation in /opt would not work) and make appropriate changes in the cshrc file so that it could find the correct mpi
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Hello Jay,

You are right in that the pre-built packs only support bash. I thought I was the only person left running tcsh ;-) so haven't done those tcsh scipts.

Using the source pack (or git) and building it yourself should work ok under tcsh (that is how I am running)


-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-02-23 18:21 Jay Bee New Issue
2012-02-24 09:10 user4 Note Added: 0001064
2015-01-01 14:52 henry Status new => closed
2015-01-01 14:52 henry Assigned To => henry
2015-01-01 14:52 henry Resolution open => no change required
+Issue History