[gmx-users] do_dssp fatal error

Justin A. Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Tue Mar 17 12:34:39 CET 2009

Homa Azizian wrote:
> Hi
> thanks Dr. van der Spoel my previous problem fixed.
> I have another question.
> I download DSSP from http://swift.cmbi.ru.nl/gv/dssp/ from the part 
> Distribution in the left partition of the page. it was the zip file and I 
> unzip it and positioned it in my /usr/local/bin and adjust the .bashrc. 
> when I execut it the error appear:
> Fatal error:
> Failed to execute command: /usr/local/bin/dssp -na ddS7CWeR dd48KVro
> /dev/null 2> /dev/null

The executable itself must be in /usr/local/bin.  If you placed the unzipped 
archive in /usr/local/bin, then dssp is a directory.  Furthermore, the 
executable produced from that source code will be call dsspcbmi, and will have 
to be re-named.


> How can I fix the problem?
> Than's.
> Tehran University of Medical Sciences
> www.tums.ac.ir


Justin A. Lemkul
Graduate Research Assistant
ICTAS Doctoral Scholar
Department of Biochemistry
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
jalemkul[at]vt.edu | (540) 231-9080


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