From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Sep 21 2006 - 05:53:47 CDT

  I'm not sure why the permissions are missing the user-execute bit,
perhaps this is a result of the AFS filesystem on the NCSA machine I use to
build the Itanium versions of VMD. In any case, setting the execute bits
for yourself with 'chmod' should indeed cure your problem. I'll look into
this and determine if there's anything amiss with that installation image.

  John Stone

On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 09:53:31PM -0700, Rob wrote:
> Hi,
> Everything installs fine with precompiled 1.8.5
> for Linux-IA64, but the vmd-script in bin directory
> does not work, because the installation has the
> wrong flags in the lib directory:
> -rwxr-x--- Announcement
> drwxr-xr-x doc
> -rwxr-x--- LICENSE
> drwxr-x--- plugins
> -rwxr-x--- README
> drwxr-x--- scripts
> drwxr-x--- shaders
> -rwxr-x--- stride_LINUXIA64
> -rwxr-x--- surf_LINUXIA64
> -rwxr-x--- tachyon_LINUXIA64
> -rwxr-x--- vmd_LINUXIA64
> -rwxr-x--- .vmdrc
> -rwxr-x--- .vmdsensors
> When I change "rwxr-x---" to "rwxr-xr-x", it all
> works. Is this a bug?
> I should mention that I run the "./configure" as
> regular user, but the "make install" as root.
> Regards,
> Rob.
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