[Chimera-users] chimera on fedora10

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jan 14 12:19:00 PST 2009

On Tue, 13 Jan 2009, Bala subramanian wrote:

> Hello,
> I installed chimera on fedor10. The installation was done but when I try to
> open, it gives me the following error. How should i resolve the problem
> python2.5: can't open file '/usr/local/share/checkOpenGL.py': [Errno 2] No
> such file or directory
> Thanks,
> Bala

Do you have the CHIMERA environment set?  If so, it must be set to the top 
of the chimera installation, i.e., the directory you gave when you 
installed chimera.  If not, we'll need to dig deeper into how you 
installed and are invoking chimera (but no other explanation seems 
possible).  Type "env CHIMERA" to see the current value.  And "unset 
CHIMERA" to clear it in bash/sh or "unsetenv CHIMERA" in csh/tcsh.  It is 
best left unset.

And for Linux users, I'd like to recommend that you not put the 
chimera/bin directory on your path, but instead put a symbolic link to the 
chimera executable in one of the directories on your PATH. For example, if 
chimera is installed in /opt/chimera and ~/bin is on your path, then

 	ln -s /opt/chimera/bin/chimera ~/bin

You could also place a symbolic link on your Desktop, so you can
double-click on it to start chimera up:

 	ln -s /opt/chimera/bin/chimera ~/Desktop

Good luck and please let me know if I figured out your bug or not,

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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