Follow these instructions to set up your environment for MOOSE


Install the following OpenSuSE packages:

sudo -E zypper install gcc-fortran \
 subversion \
 git-svn \
 python-qt4-devel \
 python-matplotlib \
 python-yaml \
 cmake \
 tcl-devel \
 tk-devel \
 libcppunit-1_12-0 \

Redistributable Package

In order to simplify the process of getting your environment set up the MOOSE team provides convenient, pre-compiled installable packages that do all the heavy lifting for you!

Click here to download the OpenSuse 12.2 package.)

When the download is complete, install the package with the following command:

sudo rpm -ihv moose-compilers_current-opensuse.rpm

Post install notes

Add the following to your ~/.bashrc file to source the MOOSE environment. Once added, any new terminal window opened, will now have the necessary MOOSE environment.

# Source MOOSE Environment
if [ -f /opt/packages/environments/moose_profile ]; then
  . /opt/packages/environments/moose_profile

The most important step of all: Close all opened terminal windows and re-open them, once the MOOSE environment package is installed.

Now that the MOOSE environment is available, continue to step 2 on the Getting Started pages.

More Information

For more information about what our Redistributable Package contains see the wiki entry here.


Our package installs everything under /opt/moose. To uninstall you can simply remove the lines from your .bashrc and remove everything under /opt/moose.

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