[Chimera-users] Chimera build instructions?

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jul 11 12:43:12 PDT 2017

> On Jul 10, 2017, at 12:34 PM, Yuri <yuri at rawbw.com> wrote:
> Are there build instructions anywhere?
> https://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/sourcecode.html is rather discouraging, and doesn't contain a "Build" section.
> GNUmakefile prints "there is no default make target".
> Is there a script or a makefile that builds it?

The target to build the whole shebang is build-from-scratch (i.e. “make build-from-scratch”).  Of course, this won’t work as mentioned in the source code page because we don’t provide the proprietary MSMS surfacing library.  If you go into the “foreign” subdirectory and edit that GNUmakefile to remove “msms” from the SUBDIRS macro, then maybe you could get things to compile.  My guess is that it would still be a whole bunch of work.  Of course, then you won’t be able to generate surfaces even if you get things to compile.

You don’t say why you want to recompile.  Are you trying to get it to run on some platform other than Windows/Linux/Mac?  If you describe what you want to achieve, perhaps we could suggest some less arduous method of achieving it…


	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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