ADL: Unpacking (autodock).tar.tar

Martin Roger roger.martin at
Sun Nov 4 03:40:36 PST 2007

Hi All


I am a would-be AutoDock user, planning to progress from Sybyl FlexiDock.


Learning of the open availability of AutoDock4 was a marvellous surprise (many thanks to Art Olsen et al!!!).


I am running Linux (Red Hat Linux WS (2.6.9-34.0.2.EL) on a PC, and had no trouble installing ADT (except I get an error message when launching -ERROR: Could not load module APBS commands, but I don't know how serious this is).


I also downloaded autodocksuite-4.0.1-i86Linux2.tar.tar but I am not able to unpack it with Archive Manager.

The error message in the command line output is:

"This does not look like a tar archive"

"Skipping to next header"

"Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers"


I hope that someone can help me get over this problem (or two)





Roger F. Martin, PhD
Head, Molecular Radiation Biology
Research Division
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Locked bag No 1
A'Beckett St
Melbourne 8006
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 
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East Melbourne
Victoria 3001

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