View Issue Details
|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0002895||OpenFOAM||Contribution||public||2018-03-31 14:22||2018-04-01 15:34|
|Platform||Unix||OS||Other||OS Version||(please specify)|
|Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0002895: Error in installation guide|
gives the instruction to do:
sudo apt-get -y install openfoam5
This does not work with error message:
E: Unable to fetch some archives...
sudo apt-get -y install openfoam
NB without the 5 !!!
Worked like a breeze, only took me a full evening to just try it as a last resort ;-)
|Tags||OpenFOAM installation guide|
Further to this epic journey ....
The files do not end up in the /opt folder but in the
This means that adding the following to the .bashrc does not work either:
!!! it is not in the /opt and the folder is not called /openfoam5 but just without the 5 ..!!
Also this means that the '$FOAM_' variables don't work
Finding this out costs about one evening
The package "openfoam" is provided by Debian, which has landed on Ubuntu sometime ago. That package is not maintained by the OpenFOAM Foundation and that is why the resulting installation is not at "/opt".
As for the original problem with the "openfoam5" package, it's not clear what happened exactly. There should have been a lot more information provided by the commands indicated in steps #1 and #2 of the "Installation" section. Those two commands must have given a lot more information as to why it didn't even manage to download the package "openfoam5".
I guessed I got a different installation package, however I got it from an official mirror.
I'll try to get it out of my system and get back to the source of Openfoam5
Any tips on how to remove the 'openfoam' install?
Removing the "openfoam" package:
sudo apt-get purge openfoam
The error is almost certainly a server error on sourceforge where the openfoam5 package in available for download. I just tested it now and it installed fine.
PS Please give us a little credit that we know the name of the package we produce.
|2018-03-31 14:22||Hans-does-linux||New Issue|
|2018-03-31 14:22||Hans-does-linux||Tag Attached: OpenFOAM installation guide|
|2018-03-31 23:15||Hans-does-linux||Note Added: 0009459|
|2018-04-01 00:25||wyldckat||Note Added: 0009460|
|2018-04-01 11:18||Hans-does-linux||Note Added: 0009461|
|2018-04-01 15:34||chris||Note Added: 0009462|
|2018-04-01 15:34||chris||Assigned To||=> chris|
|2018-04-01 15:34||chris||Status||new => closed|
|2018-04-01 15:34||chris||Resolution||open => fixed|