Linux GDE problems

Dr. Ernst Molitor UMT602 at ibm.rhrz.uni-bonn.de
Sat Jun 14 09:35:47 EST 1997

In article <m32066a0iy.fsf at pwilliams.bangor.ac.uk>
Keith James <k.james at bangor.ac.uk> writes:
>Hi all,
>I have the GDE 2 binaries installed on an Intel box running RedHat
>Linux 4.1 (ELF). I installed the required X libraries and put the
>binaries in /usr/local/bin/GDE and the help/data files in
>When I run GDE all seems fine- the window appears and the menus look
>fine, but creating a new sequence causes a crash with the message:
>UniqueID(): Failed to get host name.
GDE assigns a unique ID to each sequence, and the hostname
is a part of it ...
Which version of GDE is it that you have installed on your
machine? Some time ago, after very few changes to the sources,
I have been able to install GDE V 2.2 on the Linux boxes that
are used here, and with the exception of the MFOLD code (sorry,
I'm not fluent in FORTRAN), it works fine. Please have a look
The tar file  GDE-2.2-Linux.tar.gz holds just my current
source tree (some packages included in GDE 2.2 have been
updated since GDE 2.2 has been released; I have not included
the current versions of those...). Please forgive me: this
package is not tidy right now (I'm lacking the time needed to
provide a clean package, but I'll look into this ASAP).
Under all circumstances, unpack the sources into a "special"
subdirectory and keep your original copy of GDE (I'll provide
the unmodified sources at the place indicated above, but right
now, I don't have them available...).
Ther "binary" tar file holds nothing but the binaries...
>Also, when I open an existing sequence nothing appears in the editor
>I would be interested in hearing how anyone has set GDE up on their
>Linux system. I have considered building new binaries from the source
>myself, but the download always stalls before completion. Maybe there
>is a European mirror?
>Thanks for any advice.
You're welcome.
Best regards,
ernst.molitor at uni-bonn.de
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Immunology

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