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problems installing Rosetta on ubuntu11.10

dear friends, I am going to install rosetta3.4 in Ubuntu11.10,gcc4.6.1,python2.7.2.
I come across such errors:
scons: *** [build/src/release/linux/3.0/32/x86/gcc/4.6/] UnicodeDecodeError : 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe4 in position 91: ordinal not in range(128).
could U help me?

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Tue, 2012-05-29 23:42

This is a new one to me. I see you are compiling in 32 bits--is it supposed to be 32 or 64 on your system?

Wed, 2012-05-30 06:37

32 bits.My first language is Chinese, does it have anything with the error?

Wed, 2012-05-30 06:57

Poking around the internet, my best guess is "maybe". It turns out to be a Python error, which means that SCons itself is crashing, not Rosetta compilation. Perhaps if your python installation is in Chinese that could cause a problem? Is this something you've seen for compiling other things?

There may be a cmake builder available (there is for developer trunk, so maybe there's one in 3.4) - do you want to try that instead?

Wed, 2012-05-30 07:27

Thank u for helping me.
today I found there is something wrong when I use pymol
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/Pmw/Pmw_1_3/lib/", line 1747, in __call__
return apply(self.func, args)
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/pmg_tk/skins/normal/", line 607, in file_open
print "Error: unable to open file '%s'"%ofile
: 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position 38-39: ordinal not in range(128).

maybe u tell me the truth.
I don't find the cmake way, could u tell me more?

Wed, 2012-05-30 17:56

If PyMOL is also broken, then something is wrong with your python installation (SCons is also written in python). Fixing whatever's wrong with python will fix both PyMOL and SCons/Rosetta. I know nothing about what's wrong with your python installation.

Unfortunately the cmake build information gets stripped from Rosetta before release. I've tarballed it for you and attached it; the .txt extension is a facade to make the forum accept the attachment, it's really a .tar.gz. Untar it in the rosetta_source directory and follow the directions in its readme; hopefully it will work. I haven't tested it.

Thu, 2012-05-31 06:48

From my experience, 11.10 is buggy. Very buggy and slow compared to older ubuntu versions. I have 12.04 running on most of my machines, and it is much better for the most part. Things you should be aware of if you decide to upgrade - older versions of python and gcc are not available in the repository. This caused problems with PyRosetta, so I needed to build from source, but Rosetta compiled fine. Just a thought.

Thu, 2012-05-31 08:43

thank you for your replying. When I install Rosetta in Ubuntu12,and don't include path in Chinese, I install it successfully.

Sun, 2012-06-10 04:46

I found the same error: UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe3 in position 4007: ordinal not in range(128) scons: building terminated because of errors.

ubuntu 16.04 Rosetta 3.9

I have searched the internet, found that this error may correlate with the ubuntu language choice (English will be good, UTF-8) or change the language from ascii to UTF-8. Someone said that the Python error, However, I installed the Python 3.7 but problem remained.

This problem is still unresolved... I really appreciate someone to help me to solve this problem...

Tue, 2018-07-17 22:22
Sun Yulong

The Scons which comes with Rosetta expects Python2 -- if you try to run it with Python3, you're likely not going to get good results.

Wed, 2018-08-01 15:02