[Chimera-users] Chimera and Debian

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jul 10 15:11:45 PDT 2007

On Tue, 10 Jul 2007, Arkadiusz Czader wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a problem running 32 bit linux version of
> Chimera on Debian64. When I run it, it complains about
> some libraries. Below I pasted what I get when I type
> chimera in a terminal window
> arek at teton:~$ chimera
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "/home/arek/progs/chimera/share/__main__.py",
> line 59, in ?
>    value = chimeraInit.init(sys.argv)
>  File
> "/home/arek/progs/chimera/share/chimeraInit.py", line
> 231, in init
>    import chimera
>  File
> "/home/arek/progs/chimera/lib/python2.4/site-packages/PIL/__init__.py",
> l ine 15, in ?
> ImportError: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object
> file: No such file or directory
> The library libGL.so.1 is only in /usr/lib. Should it
> be in a different place?
> Any help appreciated.
> cheers,
> Arek

/usr/lib is the right place.  Run "ldd /usr/lib/libGL.so.1", and if you 
see "not found" in the output, then one of the libraries libGL is linked 
against is missing which will cause it to fail to load.  You can also use 
the strace program to figure out what went wrong.  If you email me the ldd 
output and the voluminous strace output ("strace chimera 2>&1 > 
strace-output.txt"), I should be able to pinpoint why your Debian system 
has problems.

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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