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I am trying to install openFOAM, but the installation requires that I first run the lines:

VERS=$(lsb_release -cs) 
sudo sh -c "echo deb http://www.openfoam.org/download/ubuntu $VERS main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openfoam.list"

And then run:

sudo apt-get update

When I run this last line I however get the following errors:

W: Failed to fetch http://www.openfoam.org/download/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://www.openfoam.org/download/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I havent seen anyone else complaining about this when installing openFOAM, so I don't think it is a fault with openFOAM

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  • Someone has to be the first. ;) Have you seen reports of this method working on Trusty specifically? – fkraiem Jun 27 '14 at 12:09
  • @fkraiem, I am new to ubuntu and was under the impression that I was running 12.04 LTS, but must have updated without knowing it. Is there a way of reverting back to 12.04? I would rather stay on the LTS version. – Jonny Jun 27 '14 at 14:14
  • Sorry my mistake, I mean 14.04, not 12.04! OpenFOAM is not out on 14.04 yet. – Jonny Jun 27 '14 at 14:21
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According to the OpenFOAM download page, the currently available versions do not include Ubuntu Trusty Tahr:

OpenFOAM and Paraview are currently available for the following versions of Ubuntu:

  • 12.04 LTS, codename precise

  • 12.10, codename quantal

  • 13.04, codename raring

  • 13.10, codename saucy

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  • O yes I see, I did actually see that when installing, but got confused with 12.04 and 14.04. Thanks – Jonny Jun 27 '14 at 14:19

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