From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri May 18 2012 - 19:53:59 CDT

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 7:55 PM, Fatemesadat Emami <> wrote:
> Dear vmd users,
> I have an installation question. I am installing vmd on my workstation while
> I am not administrator. Therefore, I changed the $install_bin_dir and
> $install_library_dir to a directory on my home.
> doing that installation goes fine, but when I am trying to run the start-up
> script I get the error " error while loading shared libraries:
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
> can anyone make a comment on this error

you don't have a shared library for
libGLU installed that is required to
run your specific version of VMD.


> Thanks in advance
> --
> Yours Sincerely,
> Fateme Sadat Emami
> Nano Scale Laboratory
> Polymer Engineering Department
> The University of Akron

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
College of Science and Technology
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.