[Chimera-users] Please Help Me: Vina Tool Error in Chimera:

Sarah Qassem Azzam sarah.azzam at kustar.ac.ae
Tue Jun 20 13:12:54 PDT 2017


Dear Dr. Meng,

Thank you for your kind email and reply.
I did ensure that I specify the location of the vina executable correctly, and yes you are right the error that pops-up in chimera does start with C:\Program Files ...............
I did consult with our institutions IT specialist about ensuring that Vina is executable and she did confirm that; yet, we were unable to detect the source of this error.
I was kindly hoping that Chimera Help Desk may have encountered a request regarding this error from other users, and you may possibly have some recommendations to help with this matter.

Your help is highly appreciated.
Kind regards,
Sarah Azzam

-----Original Message-----
From: Elaine Meng [mailto:meng at cgl.ucsf.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:09 PM
To: Sarah Qassem Azzam <sarah.azzam at kustar.ac.ae>
Cc: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Please Help Me: Vina Tool Error in Chimera:

Dear Sarah Azzam,
As far as I can tell, this isn’t really a Chimera question but a question of where you installed the vina executable, whether you correctly specified the location, and whether the file is really executable.  It is impossible for me to tell any of these things, because they are specific to your own computer.

I don’t use Windows myself, but doesn’t the location have to start with something like C: or D: ? for example, “C:\Program Files\[…]” That’s my guess as to the most likely problem. Secondly, even if you give the location correctly, maybe you have to make the file executable, but that should be described in the installation instructions for Autodock Vina.

I hope this helps,
Elaine
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Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco


> On Jun 20, 2017, at 4:04 AM, Sarah Qassem Azzam <sarah.azzam at kustar.ac.ae> wrote:
> 
> Dear Chimera help desk,
>  
> Hope this email finds you well.
> I am facing a problem with Vina Tool in Chimera, while running molecular docking.
> I got the following error message:
> "\Program Files\The Scripps Research Institute\vina.exe"' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
> ----
> Application stdout
> -----
> [no output]
>  
> I did install Vina, and I am trying to run it in Chimera using ‘Local’ option for executable location.
> Can you please advise on how to solve this issue?
> Your time is highly appreciated.
>  
> Kind regards,
> Sarah Azzam




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