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Compile ParaViewGeo (Linux)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to compile ParaViewGeo from source code using Ubuntu machine.

1- Install python-dev package:

    sudo apt-get install python-dev


2- Install build-essential package:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential


3- Install cmake and ccmake:

    sudo apt-get install cmake
    sudo apt-get install ccmake


4- Install the right version of Qt libraries. For ParaViewGeo 3.10, use Qt 4.6 (test with Qt 4.6.2)

5- Suppose your source code is in /pvg/src. Create a build directory:

    cd pvg
    mkdir build
    cd build


6- Create the build files using cmake:

    ccmake ../src


7- Press “C” to configure.
8- Turn ON the following options:

PARAVIEW_ENABLE_PYTHON     ON
PARAVIEW_BUILD_PLUGIN_Stable_Filters     ON
PARAVIEW_BUILD_PLUGIN_Stable_Readers     ON
PARAVIEW_BUILD_PLUGIN_Stable_Writers     ON



9- Press “C” again and when cmake is done press “G” to generate the build files.
10- Compile (takes one to two hours usually)

    make


11- When the compilation is done with no errors, add PV_PLUGIN_PATH variable to your path

     export PV_PLUGIN_PATH=/pvg/build/bin


Your will find a shorcut for ParaViewGeo in the /build/bin directory.

The following applies to ParaviewGeo 3 only:

12- To load ParaViewGeo plugins, once you started ParaViewGeo:

- press tools->Manage Plugins

- select the plugins with the names starting with StableFilters, StableReaders and StableWriters.

- press “Load Selected” Button.


If you want the plugins to be loaded automatically, there is a checkbox associated with each plugin in the “Manage Plugins” window that you can check.
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