How to install Avogadro on RedHat / RHEL / Scientific Linux

Dear Avogadro list,

how do I install Avogadro on RedHat / RHEL / Scientific Linux?

Am I right that SUSE also uses rpm packages? Are they compatible? How do
I modify yum or do I have to rpm -i …?

Thanks in advance
Andreas

how do I install Avogadro on RedHat / RHEL / Scientific Linux?

I think the biggest question is “what version?” Remember that RPMs are binaries and so they’re compiled against certain libraries and certain library versions.

-Geoff

Hi Geoff,

how do I install Avogadro on RedHat / RHEL / Scientific Linux?

I think the biggest question is “what version?” Remember that RPMs are binaries and so they’re compiled against certain libraries and certain library versions.

I am sorry I was imprecise. :slight_smile:

We have Scientific Linux 5.2., that is RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2. on
AMD 64bit CPUs, kernel 2.6.23

Regards
Andreas

We have Scientific Linux 5.2., that is RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2. on
AMD 64bit CPUs, kernel 2.6.23

Right, so that also corresponds to Fedora Core 6, and CentOS 5.x, IIRC. I’ve looked around using several RPM search sites and cannot find any. That OS corresponds roughly to July 2008 (e.g., Avogadro 0.8x?)

My guess is that SL 6.x would be fine – many of the more recent Fedora packages should be compatible.

Sorry I can’t be of more help. Certainly if you’re interested in compiling it, we can walk you through that.

Best regards,
-Geoff


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