[Chimera-users] marginal issues on installation (linux)

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jan 20 14:31:32 PST 2009

On Tue, 20 Jan 2009, Francesco Pietra wrote:

> hi:
> replaced hd, installed chimera-1.3.2577-linux.exe on debian i386 lenny
> ok, though i have to give the full path
> /usr/local/chimera/bin/./chimera
> to launch chimera. notice that the directory /chimera is chown to me
> as user. with previous versions and debian i386 etch (last
> installation daily built 17 Sept 2008), execution of chimera from
> anywhere was provided on installation. never mind, are there available
> env variables for the executable?
> thanks
> francesco pietra

So what's going wrong exactly?  You only have to give the full path if the 
chimera executable is not on your shell's path nor do you have a symbolic 
link to it (e.g., ln -s /usr/local/chimera/bin/chimera ~/bin/chimera and 
~/bin is on your shell's path).  The chimera installation does not make 
that symbolic link.

The only enviroment variable you might want to use with chimera is the 
CHIMERA_PATH enviroment variable.  It replaces PYTHON_PATH for chimera's 
python, so it can be different from the PYTHON_PATH your system python 

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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