Installing paraview separtaely for use with OpenFoam

Hi There,

I have windows as my main operating system and with a Virtual Machine i have installed Ubuntu 18.04 and i have installed OpenFoam7 and it is working fine but i cannot seem to install Paraview. I am trying to now compile it. When i enable ffmpeg and configure i get the following errror after using cmake: CMake Error at VTK/CMake/vtkModule.cmake:3652 (message):
Could not find the FFMPEG external dependency.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
VTK/IO/FFMPEG/CMakeLists.txt:1 (vtk_module_find_package)

This is not withstanding the fact that i have installed ffmpeg. The same is done for python, when it is enabled. How do i specify the correct path for cmake to be able to locate fffpeg, in case that is the issue?

Thanks in advance for your help.


I’m not sure it is web related.

It’s not. I’ve moved the topic.

@james.willie : Just install ParaView for windows and you will be fine (and much more efficient) :