From: John Stone (
Date: Wed Dec 07 2005 - 10:01:13 CST

  Yes, if you compile from source you can use your existing Python
installation. Compiling from source is a fair bit of work as there
are a lot of libraries you'll have to compile, but that may be the
best short term solution for you since you're in a hurry. Before you
try compiling from source, please read the docs here completely:

If you have questions, let me know.

  John Stone

On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 04:16:31PM +0100, Vlad Cojocaru wrote:
> Dear vmd-ers,
> As I see this silence about the python problems... I am going to try
> to compile vmd from source. I read all the documentation about compiling
> and I am going to give it a try. Before I start I would like to ask 2
> questions:
> 1. In the documentation I found a lots of information about tcl but I
> didnt find anything about python and thus I would like to ask you
> whether there are any preliminary settings I have to do in order to
> compile against my default python 2.4. (like env. variables or
> ./configure options...). ( My python is in /usr/lib64/python2.4 )
> 2. Did anybody tried this in order to get rid of the ied problems? If
> yes, I would be glad to hear whether there were suuccessful attempts and
> any hints will be highly appreciated ...
> All the best
> vlad
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