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1 Introduction

This page aims to explain how to install the foam-extend project OF Version 16ext.png (this is a variant of OpenFOAM 1.6.x) on any Linux Distribution.

In the following chapters and sections is explained how to generally install OpenFOAM 1.6-ext and related dependencies, such as ParaView:

For dedicated instructions (complete and/or partial) for each Linux Distribution:

Installation/Linux/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/CentOS SL RHELInstallation/Linux/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/DebianInstallation/Linux/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/Ubuntu

2 Installing from source code

The official instructions are made available here:

2.1 Note regarding foam-extend-3.0

Keep in mind that after since foam-extend-3.0 has been released, one should checkout the branch 1.6.1 after running git clone; for example:

git clone git://
cd OpenFOAM-1.6-ext
git checkout 1.6.1 -b 16ext

Then continuing following the instructions meant for the old 1.6-ext version.