From: Francesco Pietra (
Date: Sat May 26 2007 - 09:38:53 CDT

I must be doing something silly, because on trying to
install VMD 1.8.8 on Linux Debian i386 etch (32bit):

1)Downloaded the Linux OpenGL binary

2) Uncompressesed and untared into my home

3) cd vmd-1.8.6

4) I did not change the configure script, which reads:

# Name of shell script used to start program; this is
the name used by users
$install_name = "vmd";

# Directory where VMD startup script is installed,
should be in users' paths.

# Directory where VMD files and executables are

# optionally override hard-coded defaults above with
environment variables
  $install_name = $ENV{VMDINSTALLNAME}
  $install_bin_dir = $ENV{VMDINSTALLBINDIR}
  $install_library_dir = $ENV{VMDINSTALLLIBRARYDIR}

5) ./configure LINUX
(whereby nothing was reported, though,
'configure.options', opened with a text editor, shows

Then changed to superuser

5) su

6) make install

which reported:

make: *** No rule to make target 'install'. Stop

and, of course, there is nothing about vmd at

I am administrator and single user of this computer,
so that vmd should start from my /home/francesco. How
to edit the script? Or what else?

The special required library was already in place:

Thanks and apologies for having been so inefficient.

francesco pietra

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