From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Apr 09 2010 - 04:37:59 CDT

2010/4/9 Knut Jørgen Bjuland <>:
> I am in the prosces of build vmd from source. Which library is necessary to
> build vmd and which version is needed. I use both Fedora 12 on one machine

please see the corresponding documentation for details. quite a few
features are optional when compiling VMD.
outside of wanting to use a native python installation or doing
VMD development, there is no need to build VMD yourself.

> and Ubunut 9.10 on another machine. Are there any build of Vmd that are
> build for these two distributions.

the existing precompiled binaries should work just fine on both.
you many need to install a few compatibility packages.
the linux release notes contain details.

> Knut J

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
Institute for Computational Molecular Science
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.