Patched versions of the
openfoam6 pack have been released for the following versions of Ubuntu Linux, 64 bit:
- 14.04 LTS, codename
- 16.04 LTS, codename
- 18.04 LTS, codename
See the Download v6 | Ubuntu page for installation and upgrade instructions.
The packs can be installed or upgraded on Windows 10 and have been used to update the installations for other Linux and macOS platforms that use Docker to provide a self-contained environment, see Download v6 | Linux and Download v6 | macOS.
Source of the Patched Packs
The OpenFOAM Foundation maintains two public repositories of source code of OpenFOAM:
- The development line of OpenFOAM (
OpenFOAM-dev), packaged weekly as
openfoam-dev, which includes major code changes that can break backward compatibility.
- The version-release source repository for the latest major version release — currently
OpenFOAM-6— that incorporates latest code fixes without breaking backward compatibility.
OpenFOAM-6 provides the source code for the patched
openfoam6 packs. The packs use the packaging date as the minor version number, allowing users to refer to the repository for included code fixes. The installed version can be checked by typing:
apt-cache policy openfoam6
This produces the following output for the first patched version released on 2018-08-05.
openfoam6: Installed: 20180805 Candidate: 20180805 Version table: *** 20180805 500 500 http://dl.openfoam.org/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 20180710 500 500 http://dl.openfoam.org/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages