From: John Stone (
Date: Fri Feb 20 2004 - 16:23:33 CST

  We used to have a Linux PPC machine here for building that version of
VMD, but it died about a year or two ago and we never setup a new one
as very few people were downloading that version of VMD at that point.

Anyway, to debug your problem with the binary version, try running vmd
like this:
  source /usr/local/bin/vmd (will popup and exit as before)
  /usr/local/lib/vmd/vmd_LINUXPPC (will run directly from your terminal,
                                     leaving any errors/segv's for you to read)

If you want to build from source, you'll have to follow the directions
on the developer's page here:

If you're having trouble finding the source for something, be sure to
look on this page for links first:

Regarding the MacOS version, the MacOS X release notes did mention
that it requires 10.2 at one point, but somehow that text seems to
have gotten lost in the version that I posted on the web site. I'll
correct that ASAP.

Let us know if you need more help.

  John Stone

On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 02:55:41PM -0500, wrote:
> I have a ppc linux (gentoo) system set up.
> The binary installation fails silently. It configure's
> and make install's, but when I run vmd it simply returns with
> a 0 error code, after a transitory window popping up.
> >From the list of test systems, it appears that the LINUXPPC configuration
> isn't actually supported, maybe just cross-compiled.
> So I tried to compile from the source myself. Is there a repository
> with the required libraries? Several of them are no longer in the locations
> pointed to by the installation document. The developers must have some
> source tree they build from, with everything in the right place and a top-level
> build that they can re-create. Where would this be? Apple G4's and G5's
> are fairly popular as linux platforms nowadays, and a working build would
> be appreciated; with a usable/complete tree, I can throw one together.
> On a side note, the Mac OSX build does not appear to run under 10.1.
> Release notes don't specify which versions are required.
> Thanks,
> Alex Peyser
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