Building OVITO on Linux
The following instructions have been written for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 or newer, or any compatible Debian-based distribution. Other Linux distributions may require slightly different build steps.
First install the required build tools and third-party libraries:
sudo apt-get install build-essential git cmake-curses-gui qt5-default libqt5svg5-dev libboost-dev \ libavcodec-dev libavdevice-dev libavfilter-dev libavformat-dev libavresample-dev \ libavutil-dev libswscale-dev libnetcdf-dev libhdf5-dev libhdf5-serial-dev libssh-dev \ xsltproc docbook-xml
sudo zypper install git docbook_5 libxslt-tools cmake gcc-c++ \ libQt5Concurrent-devel libQt5Core-devel libQt5Gui-devel libQt5Network-devel libQt5DBus-devel \ libQt5OpenGL-devel libQt5PrintSupport-devel libQt5Widgets-devel libQt5Xml-devel libQt5Svg-devel \ libavutil-devel libavresample-devel libavfilter-devel libavcodec-devel libavdevice-devel \ netcdf-devel libssh-devel boost-devel hdf5-devel libswscale-devel
sudo yum install epel-release
sudo yum install git gcc gcc-c++ cmake qt5-qtbase-devel qt5-qtsvg-devel qt5-qttools-devel \ boost-devel netcdf-devel hdf5-devel libssh-develThese packages allow building only a basic version of OVITO without video encoding support and documentation. In order to build a more complete version, other dependencies must be installed manually.
Getting the source code
Download the source repository of OVITO into a new subdirectory named
git clone https://gitlab.com/stuko/ovito.git
Create a build directory and let CMake generate a Makefile:
cd ovito mkdir build cd build cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
If this step fails, you can now run "ccmake ." to open the CMake configuration program and adjust the build options as needed.
The build OVITO:
If this step is successful, the executable can be found in the