From: Keister, Bradley (bkeister_at_UCSD.EDU)
Date: Mon Aug 03 2020 - 10:26:34 CDT

Hi Josh,

I posted the query because I was trying to build from source, partly because the site only listed RHEL, and RHEL and Ubuntu often have separate dependencies.

I have since followed Alex’s suggestion and downloaded

VMD 1.9.3 for Linux (RHEL 6.x) 64-bit x86_64 w/ SSE, CUD

…and then ran “make install” on that, which installed without a hitch. Since Ubuntu has many users, it might be good to include that in addition to RHEL at the download site.


On Aug 3, 2020, at 11:18 AM, Josh Vermaas <<>> wrote:

Hi Bradley,

Are you trying to build from source, or just install a precompiled executable? The precompiled executable *is* just a "make install" away, but that definitely isn't true for compiling from source. I've packaged VMD for Ubuntu, so it is possible to compile from source, but I do recall it being a bit of trial and error the first time I did it.


On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 8:37 AM Keister, Bradley <<>> wrote:
Looking at the distribution, I don’t see a Makefile option for Ubuntu, only Red Hat and other distributors. Is there such an option?

When I try ‘make’, I get a steady stream of errors regarding missing packages. The latest error concerns missing XInput.h. Since running make stops at each such failure point, I don’t know how many more there will be.

Has anyone found a way to build this on Ubuntu? There are at least three YouTube videos that simply state that you type “sudo make install” and nothing else. Those don’t work for me.