Package Details: vmd 1.9.4a38-3

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Package Base: vmd
Description: Visual Molecular Dynamics
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: vmd-src
Provides: vmd
Submitter: rata
Maintainer: berquist
Last Packager: berquist
Votes: 19
Popularity: 0.047972
First Submitted: 2006-07-10 06:25
Last Updated: 2019-12-19 04:28

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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@HaoZeke The flag for being out of date was five hours ago.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}

berquist commented on 2017-04-18 17:57

Because UIUC requires a username and password for the downloads, you must download the file separately and place it in the same directory as the PKGBUILD. There is no possible way to automatically download it.

On the download page (, it's this entry:

LINUX_64 OpenGL, CUDA, OptiX, OSPRay (Linux (RHEL 6.7 and later) 64-bit Intel/AMD x86_64 SSE, with CUDA 8.x, OptiX, OSPRay)

anntzer commented on 2017-04-18 17:50

Currently fails to build:

==> Retrieving sources...
==> ERROR: vmd-1.9.3.bin.LINUXAMD64-CUDA8-OptiX4-OSPRay111p1.opengl.tar.gz was not found in the build directory and is not a URL.

berquist commented on 2017-04-11 13:00

Yes, thanks for the reminder.

I have removed the 32-bit version since the binary is no longer provided.

If there are other issues with this binary, comment and I will switch to compiling from source.

mischi commented on 2017-04-11 09:16

Any plans to update the package? VMD 1.9.3 has been out for a while now

anntzer commented on 2016-06-06 04:24

I also get a different md5sum, namely

23f560cedc72c00473430a7bc0772586 vmd-1.9.2.bin.LINUXAMD64.opengl.tar.gz
(VMD 1.9.2 for Linux (64-bit x86_64) using OpenGL, CUDA.)