Installation instructions for Linux

Before you can run the installer you must change the file permissions to be executable

Assuming that your browser downloaded the installer in ~/Download, in a shell type

chmod a+x ~/Download/mgltools2_Linux-x86_64_1.1_Install

then run the installer



-       The installation process is the same for the 32-bit installer with the only difference being the name of the installer mgltools2_Linux-x86_1.1_Install

-       The Linux installer allows choosing a folder into which to install. We will refer to this folder as $WHERE_YOU_INSTALLED

-       after installing you might want to add $WHERE_YOU_INSTALLED/MGLTools2-1.1/bin to the PATH environment variable so that MGLTools2 programs including agfr, adfr, about, and pmv can be called from a Unix shell.

o   bash:   export PATH=${PATH}:$WHERE_YOU_INSTALLED/MGLTools2-1.1/bin

o   csh:      setenv PATH ${PATH}:$WHERE_YOU_INSTALLED/MGLTools2-1.1/bin

-       the installer will create an uninstall program in $WHERE_YOU_INSTALLED /MGLTools2/1.1/ that should be used to remove the software from your computer


If your preference does not allow to install applications from unidentified developers, please change the security settings in the System Preferences … _. Security $ Privacy panel. Change “Allow apps downloaded from:” to “Anywhere” and restart the installer

1 - select destination folder for installation

2 – File copying panel


3 – Installation script screen

5 – Installation Type

While most of our software components within MGLTools2 are distributed under the LGPL 2.1 Open Source license, MSMS/MSLIB is closed source and requires a license for use in a commercial setting. If you are a commercial entity, select ‘commercial install’. This will disable the MSMS/MSLIB component. After getting a license key this component can be enable from the Help menu of the Pmv application thus enabling the calculation of MSMS-based molecular surfaces

6 – Completion panel