From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Wed Jan 05 2011 - 16:48:16 CST

hi steph,

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Stephanie Teich-McGoldrick
<> wrote:
> Hello VMD users,
> I am trying to use VMD 1.8.7 in conjunction with Axel Kohlmeyer's lammps
> plugin, which allows for visualization of triclinic simulations cells. I
> have complied the plugin and copied to the directory
> "/Applications/VMD\".
> Unfortunately, VMD starts with the following error message:
> ERROR) Unable to open dynamic library '/Applications/VMD
> ERROR) dlopen(/Applications/VMD
>, 2): no
> suitable image found.
> Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to fix this error?

you have to change the makefile. compiling on MacOSX has
become a bit quirky over time.

please try replacing:

LD=$(CC) -shared -fPIC
CFLAGS= -O2 -Wall -W -fno-strict-aliasing -D_USE_ZLIB -g
LIBS= -lm -lz


LD=$(CC) -bundle -fPIC -dynamic
CFLAGS= -Os -Wall -W -fno-strict-aliasing -g
LIBS= -lm

and let me know if that helps.

otherwise, i can provide you with an updated binary compiled
on the same machine that was used to build your VMD version.


> Thanks in advance,
> Stephanie

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
Institute for Computational Molecular Science
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.