Re: [AMBER] abertools12 installation failure

From: Jason Swails <>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:22:21 -0400

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 3:53 AM, Francesco Pietra <>wrote:

> Hello:
> Under Debian GNU-Linux amd64, having amber10 and an installation of
> ambertools1.5, I was trying to install ambertools12, wishing to have
> xleap.
> Recreated .bashrc for ambertools12/amber10, I got errors at
> ./configure gnu
> ...
> Downloading bugfix.1
> Applying AmberTools12_patches
> Moving bugfix.1 to AmberTools_Applied_Patches
> ERROR: the X11 libraries are not in the usual location!

I believe I see the issue. It has to do with the fact that the configure
script only looks for the static Xt library, when you probably only have
the shared lib. To clarify -- the configure script *does* look in
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu -- just not for the shared objects. I've
attached a patch that should fix your issue (please let me know if it does).

You can apply the patch using from $AMBERHOME:

./ --apply configure.patch

To this concern I dare saying that Debian users are currently
> threatened by developers of Linux applications referreing to Ubuntu
> and never to debian. actually, Ubuntu is taking Debian, introducing
> some bugs, and then having gained the media.

Ubuntu is easier to install and deploy than most other distros (especially
Debian), so addressing Ubuntu directly reaches more people. It's one of
the sacrifices we have to make to avoid using Ubuntu (and the horrible


Jason M. Swails
Quantum Theory Project,
University of Florida
Ph.D. Candidate

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