From: John Stone (
Date: Fri May 16 2014 - 10:04:00 CDT

  Thanks for reporting this. So far as I am currently aware, you
are the only person that has reported this so far. We will look into
it and let you know what we find out. In general, it is wise to avoid
being too eager with applying MacOS X updates, as they have been widely
known break things, and there's not an easy way to revert when these
things happen. In any case, we will see if we can reproduce the problem
here and let you know what we find out. Do you get any error messages
or VMD console output other than what you pasted below? Did it even get
as far as printing the VMD startup messages?

  John Stone

On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 06:58:40PM -0700, Leah Isseroff Bendavid wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to download and use VMD on my Macbook Air, Mavericks OSX
> 10.9.3. When I download and run the VMD 1.9.1 binary [ MacOS X OpenGL
> (32-bit Intel x86) (Apple MacOS-X 10.5.x or later)], it seg faults
> immediately upon opening with the following error:
> /Volumes/VMD-1.9.1 1/VMD line
> 7: 1881 Segmentation fault: 11
> "$p/../Resources/" $*
> This happens with all other versions of VMD as well.
> Is this a known problem of incompatibility with either the Air or OSX
> 10.9? Are there libraries or software that I would need to download first
> to make VMD compatible?
> Thanks,
> Leah

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