[Chimera-users] lib64bz2, question, running and installing chimera

Sai Tong tong at cabm.rutgers.edu
Wed Nov 14 12:22:14 PST 2012

I tried to install alpha version of chimera today in a linux machine 
running fedora core 14

after installation,  running chimera gives the following

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/UCSF/Chimera64-2012-11-14/share/__main__.py", line 69, in 
    value = chimeraInit.init(sys.argv)
  File "/opt/UCSF/Chimera64-2012-11-14/share/chimeraInit.py", line 594, 
in init
    import chimera
  File "/opt/UCSF/Chimera64-2012-11-14/share/chimera/__init__.py", line 
16, in <module>
    from _chimera import BBox, Camera, Color, ColorGroup, 
DirectionalLight, LODControl, Lens, LensViewer, Light, Material, 
MaterialColor, Model, NoGuiViewer, OGLFont, OSLAbbreviation, OpenModels, 
OpenState, PathFinder, PixelMap, Plane, Point, PositionalLight, 
Selectable, SharedState, SpotLight, Sphere, Texture, TextureColor, 
TrackChanges, Vector, Viewer, X3DScene, Xform
ImportError: libbz2.so.1.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
or directory

The lib64 directory contains the following:
lrwxrwxrwx.     /lib64/libbz2.so.1 -> libbz2.so.1.0.6
-rwxr-xr-x.        /lib64/libbz2.so.1.0.6

If I install the current production release version,  running chimera 
from this production installation would be without problem.

Should I temporarily link libbz2.so.1.0.6 to libbz2.so.1.0 in /lib64 in 
order to make the alpha version of chimera run?

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