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RE: [Opal] Installing OPAL code

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  • From: Daniel Winklehner <winklehn AT>
  • To: Nicole Neveu <nneveu AT>, Eric Prebys <eprebys AT>
  • Cc: opal <opal AT>
  • Subject: RE: [Opal] Installing OPAL code
  • Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2018 00:24:11 +0000
  • Accept-language: en-US

Hi Eric,


After extracting the opal binary archive with tar, did you source the shell script that sets up the paths to the modules (dependencies)? It should be executed from the OPAL root folder (after extraction without changing the name, it is “./OPAL-2.0.0rc2”) by calling “source ./etc/profile.d/”. I just tried this on Ubuntu 16.04 (Windows Subsystem for Linux) and it worked right out of the box.


Here’s what I did:


> wget

> tar –xvf OPAL-2.0.0rc2-2-x86_64-linux.tar.xz

> cd OPAL-2.0.0rc2

> source ./etc/profile.d/

> opal





P.S.: Compiling it from scratch requires a number of libraries that can be difficult to install on some systems (boost, hdf5, H5Hut, etc.). Together with Achim Gsell at PSI, we tested a method (again, Linux tested only) to use the modules (tool-chain) that come with the binary to get an environment that lets us compile opal from the master repository on gitlab. If that is of interest for you, I will produce a little write-up.


From: opal-request AT <opal-request AT> On Behalf Of Nicole Neveu
Sent: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 18:04
To: Eric Prebys <eprebys AT>
Cc: opal <opal AT>
Subject: Re: [Opal] Installing OPAL code


Hi Eric,


Did you clone with https or ssh?


This should work:   git clone


But this probably wont work:   git clone git AT


Can you also send the executable errors you got?

I'm sure the OPAL developers would be interested in that as well.






On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 4:58 PM, <eprebys AT> wrote:

I recently took over as head of the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory at UC Davis,
and I would like to use OPAL to model our cyclotron.  I tried to download
the executables from

but both the Mac and the Linux versions ran into trouble with the versions
of some of the libraries they were looking for, so I think I need to build it.
I tried to follow the build instructions at:

But the git clone command returns the following error:
git AT Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

I’d appreciate it if you could let me know what I need to do to
get access or to get one of these versions to work.


Eric Prebys
Professor, Department of Physics
Director, Crocker Nuclear Laboratory
University of California, Davis


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