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Re: about autodocktools package


On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 1:47 AM, Francesco Pietra <chiendarret@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi:
> Package "autodocktools" for amd6a is only available for sid. As an aid
> to autodock (which is on the amd64 lenny repositories) I tried to
> install it by downloading packages for sid and using dpkg.

You should not install sid binary package on lenny.
Maybe you can build a lenny package using  autodocktools source
package from sid.

Best regards,

> From dependency to dependency I  met obstacles for package mgtools-molkit,
> whick requires *.pybabel, *.dejavu, *.bhtree, *.sff (* = mgltools).
> Downloading these, dpkg found unsurmountable dependency problems.
> Should anyone have succeeded with lenny, please help.
> People doing computational chemistry can't keep updated with the
> latest amd64 because fundamental, non-graphical, number-crunching
> parallelized codes would not run. Even if I tried the installation of
> autodocktools on a secondary amd 64 machines where graphics is
> available, also the "fundamental" parallelized codes are installed to
> carry out preliminary setting of files for the main machine. So, we
> are left without the gui for autodock.
> This is a recurrent problem. I believe that for science it would be
> better to provide quasi-static compilations (as some developers do,
> see for example Chimera as one of the most successful examples.)
> Unless help comes, I am in the situation of a couple of years ago,
> when I was at etch and the above stuff was for lenny and i had to
> renounce to autodock. Now, I I have again to renounce to autodock.
> regards
> francesco pietra
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