RE: AMBER: Amber 8 and PATH buffer overflow

From: Ross Walker <>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 10:22:23 -0700

Dear Brandon,

> I have Amber 8 installed on a Redhat linux machine. I am having some
> issues with it segfaulting. I have narrowed the issue down to
> the PATH
> on the machine. Whenever the PATH on a machine goes over 1028
> characters, Amber 8 segfaults. Where can I change this value?

I don't think this is a limitation in amber (hopefully somebody will correct
me if I am wrong) I think it is probably operating system or compiler
specific. I have come across similar problems with VMD on Fedora Core 2

What system and compilers are you running?

Can you get around it by creating a link to the directory.

E.g. link something like /home/username/work to the very long directory name
and then run sander from within the /home/username/work directory?

All the best

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