From: andre padilla (
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 - 07:23:47 CDT

Dear all,

i got some burden trying to compile vmd.

What i did :
vmd-1.9.3 directory
> make macosx.opengl.x11
> cd src
> make veryclean
> make

but i got :

Compiling JString.C --> JString.o ...
Compiling macosxvmdstart.C --> macosxvmdstart.o ...
macosxvmdstart.C: In function ‘char* vmd_get_vmddir()’:
macosxvmdstart.C:134: error: ‘FSpMakeFSRef’ was not declared in this scope
make: *** [macosxvmdstart.o] Error 1

The FSpMakeFSRef and also FSRefMakePath are not maintained since macosx 10.5.

I thought that the macosx.opengl.x11 was for a traditional X11/Unix style VMD install (which doesn't need macosxvmdstart.C)
instead of an application bundle install.

That is strange ?

Andre Padilla
Centre de Biochimie Structurale
INSERM U1054, CNRS Universite Montpellier UMR5048
29 rue de Navacelles
34090 Montpellier France

tel: 33 (0)4 67 41 77 08

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