[Chimera-users] Inatallation Location

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Dec 13 10:02:32 PST 2010

On 12/12/2010 06:30 AM, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> Chimera 1.5 (32-bit) on OpenSuSE 64-bit v11.2
> I have just installed 1.5 on my syustem.. The installer insists on an installation in /home/computation/.local in spite of my attempts to install in a location of my choice.
> This is rather annoying as I prefer to install software on a hard drive that will not be overwritten when I upgrade the OS.
> Please advise.
> Thanks in advance.
The Linux installer did change, but it is only suggesting that chimera 
be put in ~/.local.  And if you install as root (e.g., via sudo), it 
will suggest that chimera be put in /opt/UCSF/Chimera.  To change were 
chimera is installed, use your terminal's character erase or line kill 
key to edit it (typically DEL and Control-U).  The gory details about 
character editing are found in the stty manual page.

The updated Linux installer also installs a desktop icon and will setup 
a symbolic link to the the chimera executable on your path so you don't 
need to put CHIMERA/bin on your path (in fact, we recommend not putting 
CHIMERA/bin on your path to avoid conflicts with system binaries).

     - Greg

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