I have been trying to get Avogadro 1.2 running in Arch Linux without much success.
I am able to compile it and run it, however, opening a file fails with a popup message.
Openbabel is not the issue, because I am able to convert, for instance, a molden file to an xyz one.
The avogadro executable is correctly linked to all libraries, so I don’t think that is the issue per se.
Arch Linux is a bleeding edge distro with software very much up-to-date and I believe that the issue is due to a bad combination of the various components and relative versions.
The relevant setup with versions is the following:
At the moment I am playing around with cmake configurations, but I believe that the best is if somebody could tell me a setup (i.e. versions of the above components) that is guaranteed to work, so I can try to mirror them.