paraview 5.6.0 linux build - cant open .plt file


I have a paraview 5.6.0 built on linux, and I require to open a tecplot .plt file. However, it seems I dont have the corresponding reader installed. According to this page I have to rebuild paraview with the VISITBRIDGE flag enabled. However, its throwing me the following error on cmake configuration:

 CMake Error at VTK/CMake/vtkModuleTop.cmake:56 (message):
   No such module "vtkIOVisItBridge" needed by "vtkPVServerManagerApplication"
 Call Stack (most recent call first):
   VTK/CMake/vtkModuleTop.cmake:72 (vtk_module_check)
   VTK/CMake/vtkModuleTop.cmake:79 (vtk_module_check)
   VTK/CMakeLists.txt:95 (include)

I checked the list of available modules on the cmake list, but I dont see anything close to vtkIOVisItBridge.
fyi, I did install python support for Paraview. just in case it’s relevant for this case.

Do you guys know what I am missing?


Can you not use the release of ParaView ?
It contains the visit bridge.

In any case, the easiest way to build the visit bridge is to use the paraview superbuild :

Thanks for the quick reply.

You mean,I should upgrade to the latest paraview release 5.7 ?

The VisitBridge is present in all our release since, at least, ParaView 4.4 afaik.

Upgrading to 5.7.0 is always good though.