[Chimera-users] problem with SwissSidechain plugin installation

Thomas Evangelidis tevang3 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 05:20:05 PDT 2013

Hi Elaine,

After private communication with the developer (David Gfeller) we figured
out the problem. I was selecting the SwissSidechain folder in Preference ->
tools instead of the directory containing the SwissSidechain folder.
Namely, under Locations I had "SwissSidechain - /home/thomas/Programs"
instead of "Programs - /home/thomas".


On 2 September 2013 20:08, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> Hi Thomas,
> If you clicked Save on the preferences after adding the location in the
> Tools category, you shouldn't have to add it again. It will be kept in your
> preferences file and the tool will continue to be listed in the Chimera
> menu.  Are you sure that the tool isn't already listed in the menu?
> The only thing I find tricky about adding a location is that you don't add
> the directory with the plugin files directly, but the directory containing
> that directory (if I have [...]/plugins/SwissSidechain/ I add just the
> plugins directory).  However, sounds like you already did that successfully
> at least once.
> Those are my only ideas... otherwise, you might try asking the author of
> the SwissSidechain plugin:
> <http://swisssidechain.ch/contacts.php>
> Best,
> Elaine
> -----
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> On Sep 2, 2013, at 3:48 AM, Thomas Evangelidis wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > I have a problem with SwissSidechain Chimera plugin in Linux 86_64
> (Centos 6.3). I followed the instructions yesterday and could use it to
> create a D-peptide:
> >
> > http://swisssidechain.ch/visualization/chimera.html
> >
> > However today I can't. I tried to add it several times to
> Preferences->Tools->Locations without any luck. I even did a fresh install
> of the current stable release and rebooted but I still can't use it. I
> remember I encountered similar problems in the past. Do you know what's
> wrong?
> > Thomas



Thomas Evangelidis

PhD student
University of Athens
Faculty of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
157 71 Athens

email: tevang at pharm.uoa.gr

          tevang3 at gmail.com

website: https://sites.google.com/site/thomasevangelidishomepage/
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