From: John Stone (
Date: Sun Mar 15 2009 - 09:32:06 CDT

  Can you send us the actual error message(s) you were getting on
Ubuntu? Having the verbatim error text would make it much easier to
track down the source of trouble you ran into.

  John Stone

On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 08:11:30AM +0200, Thomas Evangelidis wrote:
> Hi,
> I had problems running vmd-1.8.7a55 on KUbuntu 8.10 for several days.
> I always got the error message "Illegal variable name." when trying to
> execute the setup vmd script. But the most bizarre was that I could
> run vmd on Kubuntu 7.10, so I notice that when starting up in Kubuntu
> 7.10 a message was saying that rlwrap was missing. Hence I uninstalled
> rlwrap from Kubuntu 8.10 and finally made it work.
> I then tried to download rlwrap source code and compile it but the
> problem persisted. Since in Fedora 10 rlwrap works fine I concluded
> that there must be a bug connected to rlwrap in ubuntu, which I think
> vmd developer would be able to spot.
> thanks,
> Tom

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