From: Prathit Chatterjee (
Date: Sun Jan 03 2010 - 04:09:13 CST

Hello Ocar,
        I tried the commands you suggested me and I write to you the consequences which I face here.

After I give the command "./configure" after going to the vmd-1.8.6 directory using the command cd vmd-1.8.6, the following thing occurs which I am pasting below( I just want to know whether it is right or wrong):

neelanjana_at_linux-3qfw:~/vmd-1.8.6> ./configure

Then I gave the command "cd src" and then after entering into the src directory, I gave the required command as told by you, ie. "make install". Then the following error occred which I am mentioning you by pasting the exact reply from the linux window:

neelanjana_at_linux-3qfw:~/vmd-1.8.6/src> make install
mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/lib/vmd': Permission denied
mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/lib/vmd': Permission denied
make: *** [install] Error 1 

So, I dont know exactly what is the error occuring and thus, I need your help. I am pretty much thankful to you for your co-operative reply and shall be highly obliged if you grant me the favor again amidst your tight schedules.
Thanking you,
Prathit Chatterjee
Junior Resrach Fellow(CSIR)
under Dr. Neelanjana Sengupta
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Biomolecules
Electronic Structure Theory Group
Centre for Materials Characterization
National Chemical Laboratory

--- On Sat, 2/1/10, Ocar Campos <> wrote:

From: Ocar Campos <>
Subject: Re: vmd-l: vmd installation in linux
To: "Prathit Chatterjee" <>, "Vmd l" <>
Date: Saturday, 2 January, 2010, 5:50 PM


I usually do this, it works for archlinux, ubuntu and fedora, so it should be the same for opensuse, this is all working in a terminal:

1.- Download VMD.

2.- Uncompress the tar.gz file, and place yourself in the vmd folder, i.e.: cd vmd-1.8.6

3.-  Execute the configuration file: ./configure
4.- Place yourself in the src folder: cd srccd src5.- As root execute the make install: make install
 6.- if you want to launch vmd from anywhere copy the vmd bin to /usr/local/bin then in console write vmd and it should launch anywhere. 7.- if ater copying the file doesn't work writting vmd anywhere I think you should add /usr/local/bin to the enviroment path.
Hope this helps.
Cheers.O'car Campos C.
Bioinformatics Engineering Student.


2010/1/2 John Stone <>