Package Details: vmd 1.9.4a37-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: vmd
Description: Visual Molecular Dynamics
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom
Submitter: rata
Maintainer: berquist
Last Packager: berquist
Votes: 19
Popularity: 0.37
First Submitted: 2006-07-10 06:25
Last Updated: 2019-09-05 02:20

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dviktor commented on 2019-09-26 20:01

Could you please rename this package to vmd-bin?

berquist commented on 2019-05-29 12:19

@materia the MD5 looks ok. Make sure you're using vmd-1.9.4a31.bin.LINUXAMD64-CUDA9-OptiX600-RTX-OSPRay170.opengl.tar.gz.

berquist commented on 2019-05-28 20:30

@materia I will take a look today.

materia commented on 2019-05-27 19:29

I'm no expert, but I believe the md5sum doesn't match. Could someone confirm it's not just me?

a.kudelin commented on 2019-04-30 21:17

Please, rename to vmd-bin or switch to build from source.

dviktor commented on 2019-04-10 16:18

Can you add application entry and icon, please? Something like that:

install -Dm644 ${srcdir}/vmd.desktop ${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications/vmd.desktop
install -Dm644 ${srcdir}/vmd.svg ${pkgdir}/usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/vmd.svg

You can get icon and desktop entry here (

berquist commented on 2019-03-03 22:18

@itsagoodbrain I subscribe to the Mathematica comments (, and they don't get many "no file found" complaints compared to the Mathematica bundle weirdness. I would be ok with adding an xdg-utils dependency, but is there a reliable way of detecting the download location, as opposed to looking in ~/Downloads? I saw your previous comment about AUR automation and there are several packages I update by hand, so you can imagine my stance.

itsagoodbrain commented on 2019-02-23 01:04

It may be more trouble than it's worth. But thoughts on adding something to help people along in some pre-install/update scripting? xdg-open "<>" for example and moving the file when that is finished from the download folder shouldn't be too hard. But I'm not sure how general it is and if it's worth it.

berquist commented on 2019-02-18 18:55

@HaoZeke The flag for being out of date was five hours ago. You need to learn some patience.

HaoZeke commented on 2019-02-18 17:09

Please update or disown for adoption, Thanks!

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 8303a7e..89e9561 100644
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
 # Contributor: Ricardo Honorato Z.

 pkgdesc="Visual Molecular Dynamics"
@@ -17,8 +17,8 @@ optdepends=('netcdf: MMTK and AMBER 9 trajectories support'
 # You MUST download the package from the VMD url and put it in the PKGBUILD folder!
 # Current download should be:
 # LINUX_64 OpenGL, CUDA, OptiX, OSPRay (Linux (RHEL 6.7 and later) 64-bit Intel/AMD x86_64 SSE, with CUDA 9.x, OptiX, OSPRay)

 package() {
   cd $srcdir/${pkgname}-${pkgver}