[Paraview] Trouble building the ParaView sources
rob.groner at psu.edu
Tue Jun 27 14:45:33 EDT 2017
No worries. Turns out it was badly configured environment variables.
I think there was some recursion going on in there somewhere, and so it
said "Configuring..." and never returned.
I got it sorted out for now. Thanks!
On Tue, 2017-06-27 at 17:08 +0000, Dreer, Jutta wrote:
> Hi Rob,
> sorry for the late reply, other topics at work and at home were
> consuming all of my time...
> As to the time cmake needs for configuration and for generating all
> the makefiles: I did not mean hours, but rather minutes. Configure
> took about 30 seconds and generate up to 90 seconds. But half a
> minute can be a long time when you want to go along and test the
> effects of your changes.
> As far as I remember there was some cmake-Variable where you could
> specify if you want to download the most recent version of the
> sources from a repository. I did not use that, and I would expect to
> happen the download not when configuring but when calling "make", but
> I installed 5.2 and this might have changed. Are you sure you are not
> waiting for some download to take place?
> When calling make, Paraview 5.2 fetched some prerequisites from the
> Paraview download page which took quite some time.
> Sorry, no more ideas.
> Von: Rob Groner <rob.groner at psu.edu>
> Gesendet: Freitag, 23. Juni 2017 17:06:34
> An: Dreer, Jutta
> Cc: paraview at paraview.org
> Betreff: Re: AW: [Paraview] Trouble building the ParaView sources
> Thank you for the help, Jutta.
> When you say "There are many of them, takes some time"...do you mean
> hours? So far I've tried running ccmake and cmake-gui and executing
> the configure, but once it starts doing that, I see absolutely no
> indication that it is doing anything else. Nothing prints to the
> screen, "top" doesn't show that cmake is using any CPU, and when I
> cmake-gui, the little progress bar does not move.
> If it's that slow of a process, than I can just leave it for a day
> come back, but it seems more likely that something is wrong.
> On Fri, 2017-06-23 at 10:17 +0000, Dreer, Jutta wrote:
> > Hi Rob,
> > I did not install 5.4 so far, only 5.2. But I have a hint for the
> > last of your questions that might help:
> > When calling ccmake, the cache is always empty in the beginning.
> > first action you should initiate is to type "c" (abbreviation of
> > "configure"). This will trigger ccmake to read all CMakeLists.txt
> > files in the software tree (there are many of them, takes some
> > These describe the installation with all its variables. After that
> > you should see all the variables.
> > If your cache is still empty, maybe you did not specify the correct
> > directory for ccmake. You should specify the top level directory
> > which contains a CMakeLists.txt file. For Paraview 5.2 this was a
> > directory Paraview-5.2.0 at the top level of the software tree
> > unpacking. So maybe instead of ../src you need some
> > 5.4....(whatever version number).
> > As soon as you see the cache variables, you can change them, then
> > again choose "configure", then "generate". After that you are
> > prepared to initiate a run of "make" or whatever is necessary for
> > further installation.
> > Good Luck
> > Best Regards
> > Jutta Dreer
> > Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Munich
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> > Von: ParaView [mailto:paraview-bounces at paraview.org] Im Auftrag von
> > Rob Groner
> > Gesendet: Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017 23:28
> > An: paraview at paraview.org
> > Betreff: [Paraview] Trouble building the ParaView sources
> > Hello,
> > I'm trying to build the paraview sources. I downloaded the 5.4.0
> > sources, and I'm using Fedora 25 Workstation.
> > I've read through the README.md that's in the root directory, and
> > that leads me to Documentation/dev/build.md.
> > Going through these steps:
> > 1) I've verified cmake is on my system and in the PATH.
> > 2) I've verified qt is installed, and is version 4.8.7
> > 3) Compiler and Build tool:
> > Here's where issues begin. Since I'm using Fedora/yum, the
> > don't directly translate.
> > I've verified or installed the following packages from the list:
> > cmake
> > git
> > python-dev
> > freeglut3-dev
> > autoconf
> > libtool
> > bison
> > flex
> > ninja-build
> > But I can't seem to find these:
> > mesa-common-dev
> > mesa-utils
> > libhdf5-serial-dev
> > (I did notice that some mesa packages were installed when freeglut
> > was)
> > I continued on to see how much farther I could get, and the next
> > immediately stumped me:
> > sudo python get-pip.py
> > That returns a "no get-pip.py found" error. I've verified no get-
> > pip.py file is in the ParaView sources (or anywhere else on the
> > system), so I'm missing something here.
> > I still continued on, and ran into another issue. The "Run CMake"
> > step references a src and build directory. I understand that it is
> > talking about the previous step using git to "Retrieve the source",
> > but I downloaded them as a single .tar.gz file from the website
> > instead.
> > Looking at the git sources, they appear to be the same files and
> > structure as what is in the .tar.gz, so I just put the extracted
> > contents of the archive into a "src" dir, and create a "build" dir
> > the same level.
> > I then execute: ccmake ../src
> > CMake does come up, but instead of seeing the 3 variables shown in
> > the README, I see just "EMPTY CACHE".
> > Any additional help or guidance would be appreciated. Thank you.
> > Rob
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