Talk:Installation/Outdated/Howto compile OpenFOAM

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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.

3 Packages

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

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