Re: running namd on solaris 5.6

From: Jim Phillips (
Date: Thu Oct 30 2003 - 13:41:19 CST

NAMD binaries are currently built on Solaris 8 (SunOS 5.8), so I wouldn't
expect them to run on earlier versions of the OS.

You might want to consider upgrading Solaris on your machine. Solaris 2.6
(SunOS 5.6) last shipped in July 2001 and new patches are not available.

We try to have old enough versions of the various operating systems on our
compile boxes that the binaries will run on most people's machines, but
never more than one major version behind the current release. For some
platforms we are dependent on machines we don't own, so we're at the mercy
of the machine owner. Older stable versions of NAMD and VMD remain
available for download, so people with older operating systems can at
least run those easily.


On Thu, 30 Oct 2003, himanshu chandola wrote:

> hello everyone,
> does namd run on solaris 5.6 libraries. There is probably a
> library change after 5.6 and namd doesn't seem to run on it . When i tried
> to copy the requisite .so files from a solaris 5.8 onto a solaris 5.6 - i
> ultimately got errors. Probably this is due to the incompability between
> the mpi libraries for which the available binary was compiled.
> Is there anything which can be done other than recompiling namd on my
> target system ??
> thanks in advance
> himanshu
> ---------------
> himanshu chandola
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