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Hello- I was trying to set up openCARP by running the example projects, when I ran into some issues with --visualize.

  • carputils.settings.exceptions.CARPUtilsMissingPathError: 
    • The path for MESHALYZER was not found (/mnt/c/Users/brayd/..Projects\ -\ Python/meshalyzer)
  • I'm running openCARP through WSL on windows 11
  • This is from my settings.yaml
    • MESHALYZER_DIR: /mnt/c/Users/brayd/..Projects\ -\ Python
  • I built meshalyzer from source (

Any help or ideas would be appreciated, thank you!

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by (18.6k points)

It seems that the path /mnt/c/Users/brayd/..Projects\ -\ Python/meshalyzer cannot be accessed from within your python environment. I'm not sure how paths are handled within WSL. Can you check whether you can list the files in the directorie(s)?

by (300 points)
Ahhh, so the directory is from the reference of the python file, not the config file. I should probably change the settings.yaml to (C:/Users/brayd etc.) instead of (/mntc/ etc.) because the python file isn't within the WSL.

Thank you!
by (300 points)
However I am having a bit of trouble doing this, when I change the settings.yaml to

MESHALYZER_DIR: C:/Users/brayd/..Projects\ -\ Python

for some reason it interprets that directory as /path/to/settings.yaml/C:/Users/ etc. which of course doesn't exist

Would you have any idea on how to reference the C drive directly?
by (300 points)
Alright I figured it out by just moving my meshalyzer into the /usr/local/meshalyzer/ where it expects it to be, however I run into issues where it says permission denied even though i run the command with sudo
by (18.6k points)

  chmod +x /usr/local/meshalyzer

(or wherever your meshalyzer binary is located)
by (300 points)
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly- I can't find the meshalyzer binary, I looked through here and don't see any binary named meshalyzer
by (18.6k points)
The repository does not contain a binary.
The release page contains binaries. You might be able to use the appimage in WSL. Alternatively, there is also a native Windows binary.
by (300 points)
Yeah the issue is that i have the app image installed and can use it by running the file, but anytime i run a python script with --visualize it doesn't use the AppImage, it looks in /usr/local/meshalyzer
by (340 points)
Hi there, I am having a similar issue using Docker containers. Did you happen to solve the issue by any chance?
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