[Chimera-users] Installing Chimera

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Aug 27 11:42:32 PDT 2007

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007, John Beale wrote:

> I have a LINUX computer on which I have been running Chimera for a couple of
> years. On this system installing Chimera was very straightforward- just
> click on the executable. I just took delivery on a new Linux system and I
> have been trying to install Chimera. I downloaded the file from your site
> (an *.exe file). When I click on the executable my system tells me that the
> file had been downloaded as an MS/DOS file and I should open the file some
> other way. The executable would not run. I have no idea what to do with
> this. Can you suggest a solution? It is strange because it was so easy to
> install on my previous system. (I am using RedHat Enterprise LINUX).
> Thank You!
> John Beale
> jbeale at stlcop.edu

I'm not sure what changed or why just clicking on the executable ever 
worked.  The Linux installer needs to be run inside a terminal/shell 
window.  So start up your favorite terminal emulator (eg., xterm),
cd to the directory with the chimera installer (eg., cd Desktop),
make the chimera installer executable (chmod +x chimera-1.2422-linux.exe),
then run it (./chimera-1.2422-linux.exe) and answer the question about 
where you want to install it.

 	Good luck,

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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