Commit 54eefd9f authored by Lucas Campos's avatar Lucas Campos

Updated README

parent 84a960ab
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[deal.II]( with common dependencies on
linux-based systems.
This is a fork from Specifically,
it is tuned to compile deal.ii on JURECA.
The following commands download the current version of the installer and
then install the latest deal.II release and common dependencies:
git clone
cd candi
Follow the instructions on the screen
(you can abort the process by pressing < CTRL > + C)
### Examples
#### Install deal.II on RHEL 7, CentOS 7 or Fedora 24,25,26:
module load mpi/openmpi-`uname -i`
#### Install deal.II on ubuntu 12.04, 14.xx, 15.xx, 16.xx, 17.xx:
#### Install deal.II on macOS (10.11), 10.12, 10.13:
#### Install deal.II on Windows 10 (1709):
Since the Creators Update in fall 2017 (Windows 10 (1709)) the
Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is an official part.
Install ubuntu from the Store.
Then enable the WSL feature,
e.g. by opening a PowerShell as Administrator and run:
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
You need to reboot your system afterwards.
Within the ubuntu terminal application clone this repository and run candi
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
git clone
cd candi
#### Install deal.II on a generic Linux system or cluster:
./ --platform=./deal.II-toolchain/platforms/supported/linux_cluster.platform
Note that you probably also want to change the prefix path, or
the path to ``BLAS`` and ``LAPACK`` in the configuration file
(see documentation below).
#### Install deal.II on a system without pre-installed git:
tar -xzf master.tar.gz
cd candi-master
Note that in this case you will need to activate the installation of git by
uncommenting the line `#PACKAGES="${PACKAGES} once:git"` in
Advanced Configuration
### Command line options
#### Help: `[-h]`
You can get a list of all command line options by running
./ -h
You can combine the command line options given below.
#### Prefix path: ``[-p=<PATH>]``, ``[--prefix=<PATH>]``
./ --prefix=Your/Prefix/Path
#### Multiple build processes: ``[-j <N>]``, ``[--PROCS=<N>]``
./ -j <N>
* Example: to use 2 build processes type ``./ -j 2``.
* Be careful with this option! You need to have enough system memory (e.g. at least 8GB for 2 or more processes).
### Configuration file options
If you want to change the set of packages to be installed,
you can enable or disable a package in the configuration file
This file is a simple text file and can be changed with any text editor.
Currently, we provide the packages
* trilinos
* petsc, slepc
* superlu_dist (to be used with trilinos)
* p4est
* hdf5
* opencascade
and others. For a complete list see [deal.II-toolchain/packages](deal.II-toolchain/packages).
There are several other options within the configuration file, e.g.
* the ``DOWNLOAD_PATH`` folder (can be safely removed after installation),
* the ``UNPACK_PATH`` folder of the downloaded packages (can be safely removed after installation),
* the ``BUILD_PATH`` folder (can be safely removed after installation),
* the ``INSTALL_PATH`` destination folder,
and more.
### Single package installation mode
If you prefer to install only a single package, you can do so by
./ --packages="dealii"
for instance, or a set of packages by
./ --packages="opencascade petsc"
### Developer mode
The required modules are
Our installer provides a software developer mode by setting
within [candi.cfg](candi.cfg).
More precisely, the developer mode skips the package ``fetch`` and ``unpack``,
everything else (package configuration, building and installation) is done
as before.
Note that you need to have a previous run of candi and
you must not remove the ``UNPACK_PATH`` directory.
Then you can modify source files in ``UNPACK_PATH`` of a package and
run candi again.
The file `` contains the commands to add them.
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