[Chimera-users] Chimera 1.1951 on OSX 10.3.4 fails to do much at all...
gjacobs at bioinfotools.com
Fri Jun 18 21:51:50 PDT 2004
I've tried a few things -- seems Chimera is location-dependent. I
place most of my applications in subdirectories of /Applications or
~/Applications (e.g. Text, Graphics, Science, etc.) to organise
things a bit. A few apps. insist on being in /Applications - Chimera
seems to be one of these. Your installation notes don't indicate this
explicitly, but I suppose no many people insist on being so
While I'm writing, I presume Chimera insists on using its own version
of python over anything installed in /usr/bin/python or whatever?
(Just in case you think your reply was of no help, it was the ls
example that got me thinking it might be the location.)
> Chimera comes with Tcl/Tk and Python and everything that is needed.
>Either your Chimera installation did not work, or environment variables
>are tripping up Chimera.
> To see if all of Chimera got installed use Mac Finder and single click
>on Chimera. On my Mac OS 10.3.4 system it says 132.9 Mb disk space is
>being used by Chimera. Is that what you see?
> More likely the problem is with environment variables. Do you have
>PYTHONHOME set in your environment? If you start a Terminal and type
>echo $PYTHONHOME it will say if this variable is set. Other environment
>variables that could mess up Chimera are PYTHONPATH and CHIMERA.
> If all of this looks ok try
> % ls
>from a Mac Terminal. This is the location of the missing file referenced
>by the Python error you sent. You should see the following files:
>ChimeraExtension.py* controller.py* __init__.py*
>ChimeraExtension.pyc controller.pyc __init__.pyc
> Lastly, we have separate Mac OS 10.2 and 10.3 versions of Chimera on
>our web site. If you still have the Chimera dmg it should be
>chimera-1.1951-osx10_3_x11.dmg, not chimera-1.1951-osx_x11.dmg.
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