[Chimera-users] Issues loading RESTServer extension on Headless Linux installation

tom at pine-biotech.com tom at pine-biotech.com
Wed Mar 30 14:18:52 PDT 2016

Hi all,

Using the unsupported headless linux x64 installer, 
chimera-1.10.2-linux_x86_64_osmesa.bin, I can run Chimera at the command 
line but am having a very difficult time running the RESTServer 
extension. Using my ~/.chimera/preferences file from my OS X install 
where a location for Extensions was selected in the preferences and 
saved, and copied to linux and edited to contain the 
/opt/UCSF/Chimera64-1.10.2/share location instead, it does open a bunch 
of packages on start, unlike before when it refused to load any 
extension.  However, it still cannot start RESTServer.

[root at dfw share]# chimera
Package "DBPuppet" already exists and tool(s) in it will not be loaded
[snip, for full output see http://pastebin.com/s3GH7mbz ]
> start RESTServer
Starting extension 'RESTServer' failed

As such, the one reason I wanted to run Chimera headless on linux does 
not seem to work.  I know it's unsupported so I'm not expecting 
anything, but perhaps this is something that can be resolved simply. 
I've done a few fruitless google searches and this mailing list kept 
coming up.

Thanks for your time,

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