[Chimera-users] Chimera 1.2540 installer options and unattended installation

Ben Webb ben at salilab.org
Tue Aug 5 12:35:12 PDT 2008

Frank Thommen wrote:
> the Chimera installer seems to know some options and modifiers, but I 
> could not find out what they mean:
> # ./chimera-1.2540-linux.exe -help
> UnZipSFX 5.41 of 16 April 2000, by Info-ZIP (Zip-Bugs at lists.wku.edu).
> Valid options are -tfupcz and -d <exdir>; modifiers are -abjnoqCLMVX.
> #
> Does anybody know what these options and modifiers do or where I can 
> read about them?
> My motivation is, that I'd like to install Chimera in a non-interactive 
> way (batchscript) in a non-standard location.  Is there a way to achieve 
> that?

In my RPM specfile (which is essentially a non-interactive installation 
in a non-standard location) I use the following:

chmod u+x %{SOURCE0} %{SOURCE1}
%ifarch x86_64
echo $instdir | %{SOURCE1}
echo $instdir | %{SOURCE0}

i.e. I install in /opt/chimera-1.2540-1/ under my build root. SOURCE0 
and SOURCE1 are the i386 and x86_64 packages straight off the website. I 
don't use any "interesting" flags though.

ben at salilab.org                      http://salilab.org/~ben/
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