I am trying to install dssp on ubuntu 12.04. I am new to ubuntu. I tried this

sudo apt-get install dssp

Please give suggestions.


DSSP is not in official ubuntu repositories, but you can install it manually:

sudo wget ftp://ftp.cmbi.ru.nl/pub/software/dssp/dssp-2.0.4-linux-amd64 -O /usr/local/bin/dssp


sudo wget ftp://ftp.cmbi.ru.nl/pub/software/dssp/dssp-2.0.4-linux-i386 -O /usr/local/bin/dssp

And for the end:

sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/dssp
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  • Thank you for your answer.When I typed "chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/dssp" I got the following error message "chmod: changing permissions of `/usr/local/bin/dssp': Operation not permitted" . Any suggestions for correcting this? – naheed May 15 '12 at 14:17
  • oh sorry.. i forgot about sudo. You must type sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/dssp. – us3r May 15 '12 at 15:42
  • Thanks for your comment. Do you know how to compile dssp? I can't see /usr/local/bin directory in my system. – naheed May 16 '12 at 9:32
  • If you really dont have /usr/local/bin directory, try sudo mkdir /usr/local/bin. If you wanna compiling dssp from source, you need download this and of course you need install build-essential – us3r May 16 '12 at 10:39
  • Thanks for your comment. I created /usr/local/bin directory. After this I typed "sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/dssp" . But dssp is not in /usr/local/bin. So I tried to download dssp.tgz and extracted it. But I don't know how to execute it? – naheed May 17 '12 at 21:55

You can install DSSP in 12.04 with ppa:sfleischmann/tcbsys repository.

Follow these steps:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sfleischmann/tcbsys

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install dssp
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