Help for using dump molfile


I’m trying to use dump molfile command, but it doens’t works.

the command I’m trying to use is

dump 1 all molfile 1000 test.pdb pdb

and the error message is

ERROR on proc 0: No suitable molfile plugin found (…/dump_molfile.cpp:105)

I’m using vmd 1.9.3 and it works well alone.

I compiled lammps with yes-user-molfile, and there is no error in compiling and using other commands. ( I didn’t change /lib/molfile/Makefile.lammps )

I tried to assign plugin path in dump command (dump 1 all molfile 1000 test.pdb pdb .:/usr/local/lib/plugins/vmd/plugins/LINUXAMD64/molfile ) but it doens’t work.

I also copied the files in /usr/local/lib/plugins/vmd/plugins/LINUXAMD64/molfile were copied to working directory but it doens’t work too.

(The files in /usr/local/lib/plugins/vmd/plugins/LINUXAMD64/molfile is as follows:


I also tried to change /lib/molfile/Makefile.lammps as

molfile_SYSINC = /usr/local/lib/vmd/plugins/include/molfile_plugin.h

molfile_SYSPATH = -Ldir

and it compiles well, but the command doesn’t work again.

I’m not good at linux, so I couldn’t figure it out what causes the error, vmd plugins or lammps.
Could you tell me what is the problem?
I really look forward to your reply.

Best regards,
Kihoon Bang.