[gmx-users] obtaining gromacs for ubuntu (was Re: gmx-users Digest, Vol 58, Issue 125 (akalabya bissoyi))

Jussi Lehtola jussi.lehtola at helsinki.fi
Tue Feb 24 11:52:51 CET 2009

On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 21:07 -0500, chris.neale at utoronto.ca wrote:
> As for your actual question, gromacs is not a standard part of ubuntu,  
> and probably does not come standard with any linux distribution. You  
> can use apt-get to download a binary in some cases, but it is best for  
> you to download the source and compile it yourself.

Actually, this is not entirely true. Gromacs has been available in
Debian for a long time now, and is also available in the Ubuntu Universe
repository. The current version in Debian stable is 3.3.3 and 4.0.3 in
unstable; in Ubuntu 3.3.3 except in the upcoming 9.04 release 4.0.3.

Also, Gromacs has been included in Fedora and Fedora EPEL since
November. The current version in Fedora is 4.0.4.

SuSe seems to contain Gromacs 3.3.1.

This means Gromacs is found on all major distributions (although the
version in SuSe is outdated).
Jussi Lehtola, FM, Tohtorikoulutettava
Fysiikan laitos, Helsingin Yliopisto
jussi.lehtola at helsinki.fi, p. 191 50632
Mr. Jussi Lehtola, M. Sc., Doctoral Student
Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland
jussi.lehtola at helsinki.fi

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