Oh well, nothing quite like answering one's own post....but I had one last
go at it this evening, and got it.
It may have been painful, but I've learned a ton.
Thanks for lending an ear.
> What a week! I will not devulge the ugly details, but suffice it to
> say, I have to get a standalone Linux workstation up and running with
> some basic molbio packages.
<sad tale of woe clipped>