Package Details: ucsf-chimera 1.11-2

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Package Base: ucsf-chimera
Description: Extensible molecular modeling system
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Licenses: custom:ucsf-chimera
Submitter: neersighted
Maintainer: neersighted
Last Packager: neersighted
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.008699
First Submitted: 2013-02-27 04:22
Last Updated: 2016-10-16 18:30

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neersighted commented on 2016-10-16 13:10

The pkgrel is not a part of the version, it is the version of the PKGBUILD. A pkgrel bump represents a bump in the version of packaging, not the packaged software itself.

In addition, 1.11.2 is a release candidate, and not yet stable.

invik commented on 2016-10-16 11:13

PKGBUILD is missing '.${pkgrel}' after '${pkgver}' in the definitions of '_file' to be able to download the right file.

Also, version 1.11.2 has been released.

arcanis commented on 2015-03-09 22:38

please fix typo in install file:


eomarjee commented on 2015-02-15 12:21


eomarjee commented on 2014-09-18 11:41

There is a little mistake in .install file:
post_install() {
/opt/chimera/bin/xdg-setup install # ucsf-chimera instead of chimera

@confusedfla: Nice approach. But it misses i686 arch support. This might work:
if [ "$CARCH" = 'x86_64' ]; then
elif [ "$CARCH" = 'i686' ]; then

Also IHMO it would be better to replace wget with curl because it's not present in Arch's base packages group: curl $_url -o $_name


confusedfla commented on 2014-07-10 20:39

That is sad to hear.

Btw I fixed the extracting of the SFX archives.
Somehow the "-d" flag doesnt work anymore, however piping the directory on stdin works fine :)

So this PKGBUILD should create a working package.

neersighted commented on 2014-07-10 15:08

So I've contacted upstream and I was told I'd get a message from the developer responsible for the website, however that has not happened. I'll see about implementing something similar to @confusedfla's approach today.

confusedfla commented on 2014-06-17 05:21

I would like to share my approach with you.

It's a workaround that enables you to download the file.
I just tested it again - it still works fine for the download, but it seems like they changed the installer/extractor a bit.

@neersighted: hope this helps you a bit ;-)

neersighted commented on 2014-06-17 02:53

So, UCSF recently added a 'real' token to their download page and now you can't automate the download. I have a contact there, and I'll see what I can do. Until then, you have to download the '.bin' file manually and place it in the same directory as the PKGBUILD. Sorry about that.

matrs commented on 2014-03-24 21:13

The PKGBUILD should be updated with the current url, that's why the installation process fails

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