Re: [AMBER] Amber Install Failure - update does not work

From: David A Case <>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:41:03 -0400

On Tue, Aug 15, 2017, James Kress wrote:

> I'm trying to install AMBER16 and AMBERTOOLS17. I have an older version of
> Amber16 which needs updates.
> After I extract AmberTools17 and Amber16 I enter the ./configure command.
> The configure script tries to connect to get updates but fails because it
> cannot connect using the URLs in the configure file.

Thanks for the report. We are working on what should be a fix, but it
won't happen until Wed. morning at the earliest.

Just to check:

1. Can you use a browser to connect to ? (The website should
be operational.)

2. Try this: cd $AMBERHOME; ./update_amber --check-updates

Do you get a nice message saying NoInternetConnection? Or, do you get
a series of python messages that refer to urllib2() and the like? (Or
something else?)

> This is probably related to the ambermd website being down.

Actually, I think (hope) it is related to the fact that, in the new
webpage installation, is getting translated to a URL
with "www." prepended. A browser doesn't much care, but update_amber
and similar scripts do care.


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