when trying to launch Avogadro 1.0.1_x.x on opensuse 11.4, I get:
The _C_API object in the sip python module is invalid.
Could not initialize SIP API !
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'boost::python::error_already_set'
And the program does not launch!
It is apparently not restricted to opensuse 11.4 but also to other recent Linux systems.
On Avagodro’s site, this problem is claimed to be solved in 1.0.2 (and 1.0.3 is now out), but I could not find anything else than 1.0.1_x.x versions for opensuse 11.4.
Could someone be kind enough to make a new 1.0.3 package so that Avogadro works on opensuse 11.4?
Thanks for your answer Stamostolias.
I should have mentioned that it was one of my sources when writing that "On Avagodro’s site, this problem is claimed to be solved in 1.0.2 ".
Unfortunatly this bug report does not say anything else than it should have been settled in 1.0.2.
If you google the error message in my post, you will see that it was also the case for other recent distributions.
(Pb of SIP with the move from Python 2.6 to Python 2.7 ?)
Finally I decided to give a try to the compilation from source, ready to stop in case of any problem (I have had quite a lot for versions before the 1.0.0).
This time it worked without any problem and after less than 10 mn I have had Avogadro 1.0.3 working
(libeigen2-devel was already installed from obs://build.opensuse.org/KDE)
=> I encourage competent people to make a new package for Avogadro/opensuse 11.4.