From: Shen (lzshen_at_emails.bjut.edu.cn)
Date: Wed Apr 05 2006 - 03:51:30 CDT

On Tuesday 04 April 2006 19:43, John Stone wrote:

Dear Stone,

I thought I followed the installation instruction well. I tried both root with
the default configuration and the ordinary user with modified paths for
installations, but the same errors returned after a smooth installing
process. What made me puzzled most was that no abnormal signals were produced
during installation.

sincerely,

Longzhu Shen

> Hi,
> Hmm. Did you install VMD according to the instructions in the
> README file? (edit configure script; ./configure; cd src; make install;
> etc) The other possibility for this sort of problem would be file
> permissions on the installation directories. Take a look at all of that
> and let me know if you're still having trouble getting things going.
>
> John Stone
> vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
>
> On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 10:57:12AM +0000, Shen wrote:
> > On Monday 03 April 2006 16:18, John Stone wrote:
> >
> > Dear Stone,
> >
> > It seemed not work. My default login environment is bash. So I changed to
> > csh and tapped the two commands you provided. It returned the same
> > errors as before. I also echo $TCL_LIBRARY, but no value returned. I am
> > afraid that I did not have such variable defined.
> >
> > sincerely,
> >
> > Longzhu Shen
> >
> > > Hi,
> > > It looks like you've got a TCL_LIBRARY environment variable set
> > > outside of the VMD startup scripts. This will interfere with VMD
> > > startup since VMD will then try to use your special Tcl directory
> > > rather than the built-in one. Try doing this (csh syntax):
> > > unsetenv TCL_LIBRARY
> > > vmd
> > >
> > > Let me know if that cures the problem.
> > >
> > > John Stone
> > > vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> > >
> > > On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 06:27:38PM +0000, Shen wrote:
> > > > Dear All,
> > > >
> > > > I tried to install vmd-1.8.3 on my debian-based PC. The installation
> > > > process went well, with no error reports. But when I started vmd, it
> > > > returned the following errors.
> > > > =================================================================
> > > > ERROR) Tcl startup error: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the
> > > > following directories:
> > > > ERROR) /usr/local/lib/tcl8.4
> > > > //z/i/鲰洵碲/糸/gl //z/
> > > > i/鲰洵碲/糸/g.4 /躿.
> > > > ERROR)
> > > > ERROR)
> > > > ERROR)
> > > > ERROR) This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly.
> > > > ERROR) Tk startup error: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment
> > > > variable ERROR) Could not read the vmd initialization file -
> > > > ERROR) source
> > > > {/home/slz/Programs/vmd-1.8.4b11/installation/lib/vmd/scripts/vm
> > > > d/vmdinit.tcl}
> > > > ERROR) couldn't read file
> > > > "/home/slz/Programs/vmd-1.8.4b11/installation/lib/vmd/
> > > > scripts/vmd/vmdinit.tcl": no such file or directory
> > > > ERROR) The VMDDIR environment variable is set by the startup
> > > > ERROR) script and should point to the top of the VMD hierarchy.
> > > > ERROR) VMD will continue with limited functionality.
> > > > ERROR) Error opening
> > > > file /home/slz/Programs/vmd-1.8.4b11/installation/lib/vmd/.
> > > > vmdrc
> > > > ERROR) couldn't read file
> > > > "/home/slz/Programs/vmd-1.8.4b11/installation/lib/vmd/
> > > > scripts/vmd/vmdinit.tcl": no such file or directorycouldn't open
> > > > "/home/slz/Prog
> > > > rams/vmd-1.8.4b11/installation/lib/vmd/.vmdrc": no such file or
> > > > directory ERROR) invalid command name "vmd_load_extension_packages"
> > > > =====================================================================
> > > >====
> > > >
> > > > The unrecognizable charaters in the second line are also unreadable
> > > > to me.
> > > >
> > > > I check the tcl installation. Both version 8.3 and 8.4 have been
> > > > installed properly. I also can initialize tclsh with no problems.
> > > >
> > > > Could anyone offer some help on how to handle this problem? Many
> > > > thanks.
> > > >
> > > > Sincerely,
> > > >
> > > > Longzhu Shen