Obtaining ASPECT and initial configuration

Obtaining ASPECT and initial configuration#

The development version of ASPECT can be downloaded by executing the command

 git clone https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect.git

If $DEAL_II_DIR points to your deal.II installation, you can configure ASPECT by running

 mkdir build; cd build; cmake ..

in the ASPECT directory created by the git clone command above. If you did not set $DEAL_II_DIR you have to supply cmake with the location:

 cmake -DDEAL_II_DIR=/home/username/deal-installed/ ..

This will create an “out-of-source” build, where the build directory is different from the source directory, which is the only supported option. (We do not support in-source builds where the source and build directory are identical).