Installing DAKOTA on Ubuntu 16.04


General Details

  • Type of installation: Binary installation
  • Operating system: Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64
  • OS Tool: DAKOTA 6.4 ( Click to install)


1.  Install necessary packages

sudo apt-get install gcc g++ gfortran cmake cmake-curses-gui libboost-dev libboost-all-dev libblas-dev liblapack-dev libopenmpi-dev openmpi-bin openmpi-doc xorg-dev libmotif-dev


2. Download Dakota Binary

Link:  Download from here


3. Extract archive file

cd /path/to/Dakota/install/directory

4. Rename Dakota binary executable folder

mv dakota-<release>.<platform> Dakota

5. Setting your path

Replace $INSTALL_DIR with the absolute path of your installation directory

gedit ~/.bashrc



Save and close


6. Update changes in your terminal window

source ~/.bashrc


7.  Fixing the issue with the not found

ln -s /etc/alternatives/ $DAKOTA_INSTALL/lib/