"Rainer Fuchs ", EMBL Data Library Rainer.Fuchs at EMBL-HEIDELBERG.DE
Mon May 4 07:20:00 EST 1992

Alan Jennings writes:

>          I recently downloaded the source files for Clustalv from
> fly.bio.indiana.edu. I have got the program to run fine on the PC, but
> some of the seqwuences I have been looking at are too long for the
> limits imposed by the PC`s memory.
>         Looking at thwe code, I saw that there appears to be provision
> to run Clustalv under UNIX, which is what we have here at Surrey.
>         However, when I try and compile the program on UNIX I cannot
> get an output,: no object files. Has anyone got Clustalv to run on a UNIX
> machine, and if so do they have any hints as to why I can`t get it to run?

We have tested ClustalV successfully on DEC Ultrix workstations and SUNs.
However, ClustalV requires an ANSI C compiler which is not available on all
UNIX systems. On our SUNs we have used the GNU CC compiler instead of the
native SUN compiler.

In the archive you obtained from ftp.bio.indiana.edu there should be two
makefiles, makefile.ult and makefile.sun. If you're using an Ultrix machine,
type make -f makefile.ult, on a SUN type make -f makefile.sun.

Make sure that the conditional compiler flags are properly set in the Clustal
code. Look at clustalv.h and check that the line containing #define UNIX 1
is uncommented, ie that it does not start with /* and does not end with */.
The lines #define MAC 1, #define MSDOS 1, and #define VMS 1 should be
commented out.

Good luck and don't hesitate to contact me or preferrably Des Higgins (the
primary author; Higgins at EMBL-Heidelberg.DE) if you have problems!

Rainer Fuchs
EMBL Data Library
Fuchs at EMBL-Heidelberg.DE

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