From: John Stone (
Date: Tue May 14 2013 - 13:09:19 CDT

Hi guys,
  You can also have a look at the file "build.csh" in the top
level plugins directory, as this file contains scripts that actually do
the VMD plugin builds on our machines here, at NCSA, Indiana, and
several other sites. That script detects what machine it is being
run on and sets the various compilation directories for the appropriate
Tcl/Tk and other library dependencies as needed. Your own compile line
should look somewhat similar, with the correct paths for your local
libraries of course.

  John Stone

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 12:38:42PM -0500, Josh Vermaas wrote:
> This is my usual compile line (Note the -I and -L):
> make LINUXAMD64 TCLINC=-I/usr/include/tcl8.5 TCLLIB=-L/usr/lib
> Don't ask me how long it took me to figure that out.
> -Josh Vermaas
> On 05/14/2013 11:37 AM, Daniel Levesque wrote:
> Hello,
> From the plugins directory, I type the following command:
> make LINUXAMD64 TCLINC=/usr/include/tcl8.5 TCLLIB=/usr/lib
> but the compilation ends with the following error:
> src/webpdbplugin.c:18:17: fatal error: tcl.h: No such file or directory
> compilation terminated.
> make[2]: *** [../compile/lib_LINUXAMD64/molfile/webpdbplugin.o] Error 1
> make[1]: *** [molfilelibs] Error 1
> make: *** [LINUXAMD64] Error 2
> I have double-checked that /usr/include/tcl8.5 is indeed the correct
> directory for tcl.h. The file I downloaded is vmd-1.9.1.src.tar.gz. I am
> compiling on Ubuntu 12.04.
> I would appreciate any help with this.
> Daniel

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