Building VisIt from Sources

In this chapter, we will discuss how to build VisIt from source code. The building of VisIt is automated with the build_visit script. It will build VisIt and all of VisIt’s third party libraries. It can be configured to build VisIt with a minimum of third party libraries to building VisIt with all of it’s third party libraries. This chapter describes how to build VisIt, starting with the most simple case and then moving to more complex use cases.