Compiling NAMD 2.6 from Source: no charm-5.9.tar

From: Audrey Salazar (alsalazar_at_northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 28 2007 - 13:42:14 CDT

Dear NAMD Listserv,
The network administrator in my lab is trying to install NAMD 2.6 from
source code on to our cluster (architecture Linux-i686) and when we
unpack the source code, charm-5.9.tar does not appear. More
information on the problem and my questions (highlighted with **)
follow.

He is following instructions included in notes.txt, which I believe
are the same as those available here:
http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/namd/2.6/notes.html

He following these steps:
Unpack NAMD and matching Charm++ source code and enter directory:
  tar xzf NAMD_2.6_Source.tar.gz
  cd NAMD_2.6_Source
  tar xf charm-5.9.tar
  cd charm-5.9

After unpacking NAMD, there is no charm-5.9.tar!! The following is a
list of the files found in the NAMD_2.6_Source directory:

[root_at_mc-test-cluster NAMD_2.6_Linux-i686]# ls -al
total 8168
drwxr-xr-x 3 14522 1004 4096 Aug 30 2006 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Aug 27 15:24 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 14522 1004 2134 Aug 30 2006 announce.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 14522 1004 59278 Aug 30 2006 charmd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 14522 1004 59359 Aug 30 2006 charmd_faceless
-rwxr-xr-x 1 14522 1004 121698 Aug 30 2006 charmrun
-rwxr-xr-x 1 14522 1004 16239 Aug 30 2006 flipbinpdb
-rwxr-xr-x 1 14522 1004 19093 Aug 30 2006 flipdcd
drwxr-xr-x 4 14522 1004 4096 Aug 30 2006 lib
-rw-r--r-- 1 14522 1004 8316 Aug 30 2006 license.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 14522 1004 7111304 Aug 30 2006 namd2
-rw-r--r-- 1 14522 1004 31023 Aug 30 2006 notes.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 14522 1004 870285 Aug 30 2006 psfgen
-rw-r--r-- 1 14522 1004 1728 Aug 30 2006 README.txt

** When I installed the same release on my personal computer, I did
have a charm-5.9.tar file. Does the fact that this is being installed
on multiple processors affect the files the tar ball unpacks? I would
expect not.

** If not, has anyone encountered this problem before? Any
recommendations? Is there a better set of instructions that we could
be following?

** Since charmrum is already included, does it not need to be built?

As always, I would appreciate any guidance that the NAMD community can
provide. Please contact me if I can provide additional information.

Thank you.

Audrey

-- 
Audrey L. Salazar
Amaral Research Group
Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering      Phone: 847.491.2188
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA

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