Package Details: molden 5.7-2

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Package Base: molden
Description: A program for molecular and electronic structure visualization
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Keywords: molecular visualisation
Licenses: custom
Provides: molden
Submitter: dan.maftei
Maintainer: dan.maftei
Last Packager: dan.maftei
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.039464
First Submitted: 2016-06-07 09:53
Last Updated: 2017-10-26 06:00

Latest Comments

Panadestein commented on 2017-10-05 13:04


Again a checksum mismatch, can you please correct the PKGBUILD? Your idea of the cronjob is a good one, I think it must be implemented.


dan.maftei commented on 2017-06-06 15:36

Symlink-ing libraries is NOT a good idea, even if it works sometimes. In your case, further updates of gcc-fortran will fail with pacman complaining that "file ... exists in the filesystem...".

However, the issue doesn't relate to molden. Since you've upgraded the dependencies (gcc-gfortran and maybe others), you should recompile molden too, to link against newly-installed libs:

yaourt -Syyua (to upgrade all packages, including those from AUR)

or, to upgrade only molden:

yaourt -Sa molden

Panadestein commented on 2017-06-02 20:24


I have detected a new issue on the package. After upgrading the system, in particular gcc-fortran "" to version 4.0.0, Molden stopped working, with the following error message:

molden: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I thought it could be a dependencies issue and effectively, it was, so I tried this:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

But of course, there's no reason for this to work properly, and then I got this error messages:

molden: /usr/lib/ version `GFORTRAN_1.0' not found (required by molden)
molden: /usr/lib/ version `GFORTRAN_1.4' not found (required by molden)

So at this point, what could be a good solution, to downgrade


Edit: Just uninstalled and rebuilt the package and now works flawlessly! Maybe this is an stupid question but, do I have to rebuilt the package any time the compiler is upgraded? I mean, it seems to me that you can't really have issues executing binaries compiled with to closer versions of the compiler. But again, I'm just a noob.

dan.maftei commented on 2017-05-22 16:21

Thank you for signaling the checksum mismatch!

Indeed, the developers of molden inadvertently update the source while keeping the archive name (i.e. molden5.7.tar.gz). It happened in the past and most likely will happen again.

For now, I've just updated the PKGBUILD with the current checksum. In the future, I intend to fire a cronjob to periodically check for such updates...

Panadestein commented on 2017-05-21 11:35

I'm getting this error when trying to build the package:

==> Making package: molden 5.7-2 (Sun May 21 12:42:09 CEST 2017)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
-> Downloading molden5.7.tar.gz...
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 5214k 100 5214k 0 0 94329 0 0:00:56 0:00:56 --:--:-- 371k

==> Validating source files with md5sums...
molden5.7.tar.gz ... FAILED
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!

Edit: I checked the md5sum of the package in, and it's different to the one in the PKGBUILD, so I think it has to be updated. After editing it, everything works perfectly.