Installing Amber on Debian
You will find below generic recommendations for installing Amber20 as well as specific instructions tailored for your Debian version.
Generic installation instructions
Since Amber20, a new installation mechanism is provided that makes use of
A decent version of
cmake is needed, therefore it is highly recommended to download and
cmake executable from the cmake.org website.
Many programs within Amber requires a decent version of Python.
When configuring Amber, the
run_cmake script will check your installation
and will most probably recommend to download and install a compatible Python
from Continuum IO (via miniconda). It is highly recommended to follow
this suggestion and let the
run_cmake script install Python inside the Amber
Building with cmake
We highly recommend that you refer to Chapter 2 of the Amber 2020 Reference Manual for detailed instructions on how to install Amber20.
Since Amber20, the build system has move to
cmake. A script called
run_cmake is available in the
directory. For most users, the options chosen in this script should be OK.
The installation of Amber is performed in two steps: cmake configuration, then building and install:
# optional: edit the run_cmake script to make any needed changes;
# most users should not need to do this
# Next, build and install the code:
Debian 9 & 10
The following command should get you all the necessary packages to get Amber to compile:
apt -y install tcsh make \
gcc gfortran g++ \
flex bison patch bc \
libbz2-dev libzip-dev \
xorg-dev wget \