From: Josh Vermaas (
Date: Mon Aug 03 2020 - 10:18:55 CDT

Hi Bradley,

Are you trying to build from source, or just install a precompiled
executable? The precompiled executable *is* just a "make install" away, but
that definitely isn't true for compiling from source. I've packaged VMD for
Ubuntu, so it is possible to compile from source, but I do recall it being
a bit of trial and error the first time I did it.


On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 8:37 AM Keister, Bradley <> wrote:

> Looking at the distribution, I don’t see a Makefile option for Ubuntu,
> only Red Hat and other distributors. Is there such an option?
> When I try ‘make’, I get a steady stream of errors regarding missing
> packages. The latest error concerns missing XInput.h. Since running make
> stops at each such failure point, I don’t know how many more there will be.
> Has anyone found a way to build this on Ubuntu? There are at least three
> YouTube videos that simply state that you type “sudo make install” and
> nothing else. Those don’t work for me.