Talk:Installation/Outdated/Howto compile OpenFOAM
I appended "Building on x86_64 Fedora Core (AMD64) and Gentoo (EMT64)" because I was unable to create a new page, even though this one is already way too long. We could really benefit from simplifying the organisation of Installation information. Does anyone have issues with that? Hoogs 08:09, 15 Aug 2007 (CEST)
1 Removal of OF 1.3 instructions from the document?
Should we remove references to OF 1.3.? I suspect some of the bugs that required file modifications may have been cleaned up. This would considerably simplify the document.
2 Adjust this nice description to OF 1.5
It would be fine if someone could write this for OF 1.5. Unfortunately I am only a beginner but I had a lot of trouble with compiling 1.5.x that i need because of periodic BC.
Also would be nice to have a separate section for "what new packages do you need on a clean XYZ distribution?"
I just compiled 1.7.1 on Kubuntu 10.04 and found I had to get these (as well as gcc which I already had):
sudo apt-get install g++
sudo apt-get install openmpi-bin openmpi-doc
sudo apt-get install libopenmpi-dev
sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev
sudo apt-get install binutils-dev
sudo apt-get install libx11-dev
sudo apt-get install libxt-dev