[Chimera-users] Chimera on Linux

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jul 30 11:17:54 PDT 2007

On Sun, 29 Jul 2007, Beale, John wrote:

> I have been using Chimera on a Linux-equipped laptop for a long time. 
> All that I had to do to get the software working was to download the 
> appropriate version of Chimera and click on the executable. I am trying 
> to install Chimera on a new Linux workstation. I downloaded the program 
> for Linux, but when I try to run the executable I get a message that 
> says that the software downloaded is for MS-DOS and not Linux, and I am 
> unable to install Chimera. Has anyone run into this problem, and is 
> there a fix for it?

Did you change the version on linux on your laptop?  The exact steps 
needed to install chimera can vary between distributions and versions of 
linux.  For instance, the MS-DOS warning is because the installer has a 
.exe suffix.  But not all linux systems give that warning.

I am surpised you were ever able to click on the chimera installer on 
linux and have it install.  When the installer is downloaded, it is 
typically not executable, so you need to startup a terminal window, cd to 
the directory with the chimera installer, then chmod +x 
chimera-VERSION-linux.exe, and then run it.  (FYI, even if you used the 
GUI to change the installer to be executable, it would still fail when 
clicked on because it needs the terminal window to asked questions in.)

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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