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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001986ThirdPartyBugpublic2016-03-27 20:23
Reporterzordiack Assigned Tohenry  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformGNU/LinuxOSUbuntuOS Version14.04
Summary0001986: ParaView 4.4.0 (and 5.0.0) fails to detect source code version
DescriptionWhen compiling ParaView 4.4.0 or 5.0.0 source code, the configuration script detects wrong version of source code (paraview-3.0) and installs into wrong location. Because ParaView installation is not where OpenFOAM is looking for it (paraview-4.4), the compilation of OpenFOAM readers for ParaView will fail.
Steps To ReproduceCompile ParaView 4.4.0 or ParaView 5.0.0 sources with ./makeParaView4 script.
Additional InformationProposed fix:

Edit file ParaView-5.0.0/CMake/ParaViewDetermineVersion.cmake and comment out lines 41-50 (otherwise source version detection fails, this is also a bug in 4.4.0):

# if (EXISTS ${git_command})
# execute_process(
# COMMAND ${git_command} describe
# WORKING_DIRECTORY ${source_dir}
# endif()

Now the installation script will detect the source code version from directory name, and the installation location is correct.
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related to 0002034 resolvedhenry Proposed environment override for isolating ParaView's ".git" lookup 



2016-02-03 13:02

manager   ~0005894

It is not clear what OpenFOAM version you are building but I have already implemented a work-around for this bug in ParaView in OpenFOAM-dev and 3.0.x.


2016-02-03 18:54

manager   ~0005902

Resolved in OpenFOAM-dev by

commit bea095cc022ec8d9a9e1c438f32a0278ea397fc3
Author: Henry Weller <>
Date: Mon Jan 18 18:15:29 2016 +0000

    etc/config/paraview.*: Update include/lib directory name seaching to paraview-3.0 for ParaView-4.?

Resolved in OpenFOAM-3.0.x by

commit c3046cd6e30e49293f7c636150c43047a3e8b3da
Author: Henry Weller <>
Date: Mon Jan 18 18:13:00 2016 +0000

    etc/config/paraview.*: Update include/lib directory name seaching to paraview-3.0 for ParaView-4.?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-02-03 11:56 zordiack New Issue
2016-02-03 13:02 henry Note Added: 0005894
2016-02-03 18:54 henry Note Added: 0005902
2016-02-03 18:54 henry Status new => closed
2016-02-03 18:54 henry Assigned To => henry
2016-02-03 18:54 henry Resolution open => fixed
2016-03-27 20:23 wyldckat Relationship added related to 0002034