ADL: Problems to install MGLTools-1.4.6

Jordi jbvqob at
Tue Oct 16 06:57:03 PDT 2007


I am trying to install MGLTools-1.4.6 on a dual opteron machine with RHEL4.4_x86-64. The previous MGLTools_1.4.5_i86 version installed and runs without problems, however I had no luck installing this new version.

I got an "Error installing MGLTools binaries!" message whenever I tried the 64 or 32 bits binaries (MGLTools-1.4.6-Linux-x86-64-Install and MGLTools-1.4.6-Linux-x86-Install). I expected that for the 64 bit version because of the GLIBC_2.4 problem, but I thought the 32 bit version would work (as before). As recommended in the troubleshooting web page, I did run MGLTools-1.4.6/i86(_64)Linux2/bin/python, and what I got is:

[root at sauron bin]# /usr/local/Programs/MGLTools-1.4.6/i86Linux2/bin/python
Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix>
Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>]
'import site' failed; use -v for traceback
Python 2.4.2 (#2, Jan  6 2006, 13:20:42)
[GCC 3.2.3 20030422 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-6)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

which does not says much to me.

Then, as also recommended in the same troubleshooting page, I tried the tarballs and again I got the following error messages:

[root at sauron mgltools_x86_64Linux2_1.4.6]# source -d /usr/local/Programs/MGLTools

Python installed, please wait for the rest of MGLTools to be installed
Running /usr/local/Programs/MGLTools/x86_64Linux2/bin/python -O Tools/
/usr/local/Programs/MGLTools/x86_64Linux2/bin/python: /lib64/tls/ version `GLIBC_2.4' not found (required by /usr/local/Programs/MGLTools/x86_64Linux2/bin/python)

[root at sauron mgltools_i86Linux2_1.4.6]# source -d /usr/local/Programs/MGLTools 

Python installed, please wait for the rest of MGLTools to be installed
Running /usr/local/Programs/MGLTools/x86_64Linux2/bin/python -O Tools/
bash: /usr/local/Programs/MGLTools/x86_64Linux2/bin/python: No existe el fichero o el directorio

I would appreciate to know if anybody has had similar problems and if there is some fix to this.
Thanks in advance for your answers.


Jordi Bujons Vilas, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Dept. of Biological Organic Chemistry
Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas y Ambientales de Barcelona
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

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