OMNeT++ and INET Simulator Setup
I use the popular, modular OMNeT++ simulator for network simulation. The INET Framework adds lots of useful wired, wireless and mobile communication protocols and entities to the simulator.
It turns out many people have problems compiling the two. So I’d like to give a quick introduction into how I got them working.
OMNeT++ 5.1.1 together with
INET 3.5. Both have newer versions, but another framework I use - simuLTE - requires these versions.
For 3D renders, OMNeT++ uses
osgEarth, where osg stands for
openscenegraph, a library that provides some rendering functionality. At the time of writing
osgEarth from the AUR won’t build due to some incompatibility with the current
geos 3.6. For me downgrading to
geos 3.5 leads to
openscenegraph as a dependency.
When this is installed, go to the directory you extracted
OMNeT++ into and execute
cd <omnet-dir>/ ./configure // watch out for missing packages and install as needed make -j4
Now run a sample simulation from
<omnet-dir>/samples/dyna (or any other) and make sure the simulation runs.
INET by extracting it into
<omnet-dir>/inet. I believe it is important for some projects that
INET resides in a directory called exactly
inet (no versioning in the name). Now
cd <omnet-dir>/samples/inet make makefiles make MODE=release -j4
And that should be it. The biggest problems arised for me from having all dependency libraries working, which sometimes don’t play nice together when the versions are most recent. This is of course a problem of Arch Linux, which keeps verions most recent. Other distributions might work more easily.