From: Hart, David Blaine (
Date: Mon Jul 06 2015 - 11:56:30 CDT

I am trying to build the H5MD plugin to work with my Mac version of VMD (no CUDA). I'm having issues because the library versions seem to mismatch, and try as I might, I can't seem to get the compilation flags to match up. Is there a way to find out what flags/compilers were used for binary distribution? I don't really want to try to build the entire VMD program from source.

The following is the log from VMD startup:

Info) VMD for MACOSXX86, version 1.9.2 (December 29, 2014)

.. Clipity clip ...

Info) Multithreading available, 4 CPUs detected.

Info) OpenGL renderer: Intel(R) Iris(TM) Graphics 6100


Info) Full GLSL rendering mode is available.

Info) Textures: 2-D (16384x16384), 3-D (2048x2048x2048), Multitexture (8)

Warning) Unable to open dynamic library '/Applications/'.

Warning) dlopen(/Applications/, 2): Library not loaded:

Warning) Referenced from: /Applications/

Warning) Unable to dlopen '/Applications/':

  Unable to dlopen plugin file /Applications/

Warning) Didn't find the register function in/Applications/; plugin(s) not loaded.

Current build options are -m32 -arch=i386
And hdf5-1.8-15-patch1 was built from scratch with the same flags to match (since macports only supplies a 64-bit version of the hdf5 libraries).
MacOS X 10.10.4

$ clang --version -m32

Apple LLVM version 6.1.0 (clang-602.0.53) (based on LLVM 3.6.0svn)

Target: i386-apple-darwin14.4.0

Thread model: posix


David Hart