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I am new to ubuntu and basically know nothing. I am using ubuntu 12.04 (need this exact version). I was trying to install OpenFOAM 2.1.1, from the source code. I needed to source the bashrc file, I did exactly as explained on their website (http://openfoam.org/download/2-1-1-source/) but it did not work. I needed OpenFOAM urgently, so I downloaded normally rather than from the source code. When you install that way, OpenFOAM is created in /opt instead of home. OpenFOAM was working, but the solver I was gonna use was not, so I removed OpenFOAM completely. Now I'm trying to install from the source code again, and in source bashrc step, I keep getting this error:

bash: /opt/openfoam211/etc/bashrc: No such file or directory

Why is it still trying to source to the old file that does not even exist anymore? The annoying thing is, I did it before, exact same computer, exact same steps, but I reinstalled ubuntu a while back (same exact ubuntu) and this time I can't do it.

Edit: Apparently I thought bashrc and .bashrc is the same thing, and they were obviously not. Problem solved.

  • Did you edit your ~/.bashrc file to include source $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.1/etc/bashrc, and then do a source $HOME/.bashrc at the terminal command prompt? – heynnema Jan 10 '17 at 19:20
  • Yes, I did exactly that. – Nerys Jan 10 '17 at 19:33
  • In terminal, what is the output of cat $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.1/etc/bashrc? And grep -i openfoam $HOME/.bashrc? – heynnema Jan 10 '17 at 19:41
  • First one gives this as result pasted.co/a0d4c73f and second one this source /opt/openfoam211/etc/bashrc – Nerys Jan 10 '17 at 20:04
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From the comments...

When editing your ~/.bashrc file, the instructions say to add the following command...

source $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.1/etc/bashrc

and you entered...

source /opt/openfoam211/etc/bashrc

You could actually even leave the edit out of ~/.bashrc, because the file at $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.1/etc/bashrc is effectively empty.

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