[chimera-dev] [stevel at blake.3dem.bioch.bcm.tmc.edu: Chimera at NCMI]
goddard at cgl.ucsf.EDU
Mon Nov 25 10:37:20 PST 2002
Steve Ludke in Wah Chiu's group reports some Chimera problems.
He uses Linux.
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Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 10:42:39 -0600 (CST)
From: Steven Ludtke <stevel at blake.3dem.bioch.bcm.tmc.edu>
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Hi again. Well, I've started working on using chimera as a visualization
extension for another program and I've got a couple more
questions/comments from things I've run into recently. :
1) I just downloaded the latest release, but it fails when I try to
install it as non-root with a destination of /home/stevel/chimera (see
2) One problem I keep running into is when I go to your web page, I have
no way to tell if the version I have is the most recent, or if you've put
a new one up. Perhaps you could put an upload date on the webpage. A build
number might also not be a bad idea... just a suggestion :^)
3) If chimera is installed as root, is there some way for users to include
their own extensions ?
4) Since I'm trying to use chimera as a sort of integral extension to one
program, and may increase this usage in future, I just wanted to insure
that it's not suddenly going to be a commercial product (for academic
users anyway). Is this something I can rely on ?
5) Finally, a technical question. Currently I'm spawning a new thread to
handle the interprocess communication (I'm using unix-domain sockets for
security at the moment). Anyway, the thread solution has a number of
problems, of course, largely due to bugs at the moment. I was considering
trying to implement an event-loop function instead, perhaps by registering
an idle-event in Tk. Just wondering if there is anything I should be
aware of before tackling this approach...
Thanks, and I really do appreciate all the work you guys have put into
chimera. I really hope that the method I'm working on will work. If so, I
should be able to garner a couple of hundred additional users for you :^)
UnZipSFX 5.41 of 16 April 2000, by Info-ZIP (Zip-Bugs at lists.wku.edu).
Enter install location [hit enter for default (/usr/local/chimera)]:
/home/stevel/chimera: No such file or directory
ERROR in create_install_dir: mkdirhier: failed to make directory
ERROR in chimera_final_install: Could not create install dir:
result code from installer: 256
Installer returned unexpected return code '256'
Cleaning up extract dir, 'chimera_install_5xJwd7'
Installation is done; press return.
(I tried creating the directory manually too, still fails)
Steven Ludtke, PhD | Baylor College of Medicine
sludtke at bcm.tmc.edu | Co-Director
stevel at alumni.caltech.edu | National Center For Macromolecular Imaging
V: (713)798-6989 | Dept of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.
instant messenger: sludtke42 | * Those who do ARE *
http://ncmi.bcm.tmc.edu/~stevel | The converse also holds
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