There are "instructions for the impatient": a minimal set of installation instructions, assuming everything works. For more details and explanations, see Jason Swails' wiki.
All of Amber will compile and run on Ubuntu Linux platforms (and variants like lubuntu, Kubuntu and xubuntu). For any recent version (say 12.04 or later), the following command should get you the needed packages:
Caution: depending on the graphics hardware (specifically, onboard intel chipsets) and associated drivers for your particular setup, installing the xorg-dev package on Ubuntu has been reported to sometimes also require a reinstall of the xserver (xserver-xorg) and associated machine-dependent 3D acceleration libraries. If you aren't ready to do this, then just configure AMBER with the -noX11 option.
A variety of python packages are needed to use MdoutAnalyzer and xparmed.py:
For the experimental Phenix interface (not yet distributed), you also need boost-python:
If you want to install Amber in parallel, you can probably use the apt-get versions of MPI:
Some users might prefer mpich to openmpi. In that case:
If you have trouble with these, go to $AMBERHOME/AmberTools/src, and execute either ./configure_openmpi or ./configure_mpich2.
Instructions are generally the same as above, except that yum is used as a package manager. The following command should get you the needed libraries:
Instructions are generally the same as above, except that zypper is used as a package manager. The following command should get you the needed libraries: