How to install pymol-oss
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

pymol-oss

pymol-oss

Stefan Glasenhardt (glasen)

PyMOL is a molecular visualization system.

PyMOL is computer software, a molecular visualization system created by Warren Lyford DeLano. It is user-sponsored, open-source software, released under the Python License. It was commercialized initially by DeLano Scientific LLC, which was a private software company dedicated to creating useful tools that become universally accessible to scientific and educational communities. It is currently commercialized by Schrödinger, Inc. PyMOL can produce high-quality 3D images of small molecules and biological macromolecules, such as proteins. According to the original author, by 2009, almost a quarter of all published images of 3D protein structures in the scientific literature were made using PyMOL.

This is the Open Source version of PyMOL. The source code is availabe on GitHub:

https://github.com/schrodinger/pymol-open-source

The commercial version with additional features is available on "https://pymol.org".

Details for pymol-oss

License
X11
Last updated
14 November 2019

Enable snaps on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and install pymol-oss

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

Snap is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, from the 7.6 release onward, from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository.

It is not yet available in the EPEL 8 repository, and consequently, not yet available for RHEL 8 unless you build the RPM yourself.

The EPEL repository can be added to your system with the following command:

Adding the optional and extras repositories is also recommended:

sudo subscription-manager repos --enable "rhel-*-optional-rpms" --enable "rhel-*-extras-rpms" sudo yum update

Snap can now be installed as follows:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again or restart your system to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install pymol-oss

To install pymol-oss, simply use the following command:

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