Package Details: ucsf-chimera 1.14-1

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Package Base: ucsf-chimera
Description: Extensible molecular modeling system
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Licenses: custom:ucsf-chimera
Submitter: neersighted
Maintainer: Athemis
Last Packager: Athemis
Votes: 15
Popularity: 0.000012
First Submitted: 2013-02-27 04:22
Last Updated: 2020-02-10 13:43

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rogala commented on 2018-06-02 02:39

Thanks, Athemis - that worked like a charm.

Athemis commented on 2018-05-16 10:40

@rogala: For a quick workaround, go into /opt/ucsf-chimera/lib and delete all instances of libfreetype and libz:

cd /opt/ucsf-chimera/lib
sudo rm libfreetype.* libz.*

This will force chimera to use your system libraries instead of the ones shipped with chimera. Everything should work as expected afterwards (for both chimera 1.11 and 1.12). The PKGBUILD may also be adapted to remove those libraries from the package.

Updated PKGBUILD here:

rogala commented on 2018-04-28 20:05

Hi Guys - this package is very useful - thank you for maintaining it. Can we please get an update to the latest version though? Also, for some reason, after the latest arch 4.16.4 update, I get the following error:

File "/opt/ucsf-chimera/lib/python2.7/lib-tk/", line 39, in <module> import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured for Tk ImportError: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var error: command failed to execute correctly</module>

Any help would be much appreciated!

neersighted commented on 2016-10-16 13:10

The pkgrel is not a part of the version, it is the version of the PKGBUILD. A pkgrel bump represents a bump in the version of packaging, not the packaged software itself.

In addition, 1.11.2 is a release candidate, and not yet stable.

invik commented on 2016-10-16 11:13

PKGBUILD is missing '.${pkgrel}' after '${pkgver}' in the definitions of '_file' to be able to download the right file.

Also, version 1.11.2 has been released.

arcanis commented on 2015-03-09 22:38

please fix typo in install file:


Anonymous comment on 2015-02-15 12:21


Anonymous comment on 2014-09-18 11:41

There is a little mistake in .install file:
post_install() {
/opt/chimera/bin/xdg-setup install # ucsf-chimera instead of chimera

@confusedfla: Nice approach. But it misses i686 arch support. This might work:
if [ "$CARCH" = 'x86_64' ]; then
elif [ "$CARCH" = 'i686' ]; then

Also IHMO it would be better to replace wget with curl because it's not present in Arch's base packages group: curl $_url -o $_name


confusedfla commented on 2014-07-10 20:39

That is sad to hear.

Btw I fixed the extracting of the SFX archives.
Somehow the "-d" flag doesnt work anymore, however piping the directory on stdin works fine :)

So this PKGBUILD should create a working package.

neersighted commented on 2014-07-10 15:08

So I've contacted upstream and I was told I'd get a message from the developer responsible for the website, however that has not happened. I'll see about implementing something similar to @confusedfla's approach today.