Quick and dirty installation

In this section you will have short instructions to make a typical installation of RxDock.

To get the full documentation of all RxDock software package and methods, please go to the Reference guide.

Moreover, you can also check the following information:

  • Getting started: installation and validation instructions for first-time users.

  • Validation experiments: instructions and examples for re-running the validation sets we have carried out.

  • Calculating ROC curves: tutorial for generating ROC curves and other statistics after running RxDock docking jobs.

Installation in 3 steps

We have been able to compile RxDock in the following Linux systems:

  • CentOS 5.5 64 bits

  • openSUSE 11.3 32 and 64 bits

  • openSUSE 12.3 32 and 64 bits

  • openSUSE 13.1 32 and 64 bits

  • Ubuntu 12.04 32 and 64 bits

Step 1

First of all, you will need to install several packages before compiling and running RxDock:

  • gcc and g++ compilers version > 3.3

  • make

  • cppunit and cppunit-devel


For Ubuntu users:

If you are trying to use RxDock in Ubuntu, please note that csh shell is not included in a default installation. We recommend to install csh in case some error arises (sudo apt-get install csh), even with all the above-stated dependencies installed.

Afterwards, download the source code compressed file or get it by SVN in Downloads section.

Step 2

Then, run the following commands:

$ tar -xvzf rxdock-0.1.0.tar.gz
$ cd rxdock-0.1.0/build/

and, for 32 bits computers:

$ make linux-g++

for 64 bits computers:

$ make linux-g++-64

Step 3

After compiling successfully, type the following command to make a test and check that your compiled version works good and the results are correct.

$ make test

If the test has succeed, you are done, enjoy using RxDock!

Otherwise, please check your dependencies and all the previous commands or go to Support Section to ask for help.

Just as a concluding remark, don’t forget to set the necessary environmental variables for running RxDock in the command line (for example, in Bash shell):

$ export RBT_ROOT=/path/to/rxdock/installation/
$ export PATH=$PATH:$RBT_ROOT/bin