Installation of DUNE from source via helper script
Here we demonstrate how to install Dune from source on Ubuntu 20.04
LTS. This is the way to go if you want to have access to all of DUNE’s
source files (e.g. because you want to inspect or modify them), to
have more control over the build process (e.g. change compiler flags or
enable/disable certain libraries) and also get
dune-alugrid. Consequently this way of
installation is more complex than installation from binary
packages. We will simplify life by providing shell scripts that do all
We assume that you are running a freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with no additional packages installed yet. In order to install and run Dune you first need to install the following packages (for this to work you need sudo rights):
sudo apt install git sudo apt install cmake sudo apt install mpich mpich-doc libmpich-dev sudo apt install zlib1g zlib1g-dev sudo apt install paraview sudo apt install gmsh
In order to automate the installation from source Peter Bastian provides installer scripts. It downloads the following dune modules:
Just check out the following repository
git clone https://conan2.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/git/peter/dune-installer.git
and run the installer (choose a different folder for other Dune versions or other setups):
my-dune-dir is the name of a new directory where you want your
Dune installation in. This will download and install the UG grid
manager, download all Dune core modules and
create an opts-file and a build-script.
Now you can run the build-script in the newly created directory:
cd my-dune-dir ./buildmodules.sh
If this does not work for you then you need to edit the installer
dune-installer/core-2.7.1/installer.sh and ask some
expert (e.g on the mailing list).
If all went well, where are the compiled files? The build-script sets up things for a so-called ‘out-of-core’ build.
gets you to a directory that mirrors all dune-modules but with the
created files in it. In every subdirectory you will find a link
src_dir that will lead to the corresponding source directory that
created these files.