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Available packages

Gentoo Linux

Gentoo ebuild is provided with each release directly on the download page.


Thanks to Henrique “LonelySpooky” Junior, BKChem is now available in the official Fedora repository. Just do “yum install bkchem” to get it.


Several packages for this system were created by Rain_Maker:

openSUSE 10.3, binary package 32 Bit:

openSUSE 10.2, binary package for 32 Bit:

Source-RPM, which can be rebuilt with 'rpmbuild –rebuild bkchem-0.12.0-rm.1.src.rpm'

Arch Linux

Arch user repository PKGBUILD is available:

Mac OS X 10.5

Martin Ballaschk contributed an all-in-one bundle of BKChem 0.12.5. It can be found on the official download page. There is also a bundle of version 0.13.0 including OASA 0.13.1 available as, contributed by Petri Kelottijärvi. is a Mac OS X app bundle that will help you run BKchem in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). It launches (which is part of the Mac OS system frameworks) that runs the BKchem scripts. As BKchem makes use of the Tcl/Tk GUI toolkit you will not have native menu bars. Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) is not supported by the 0.12.5 bundle, although this has not been tested with the 0.13.0 bundle. However, it might work as it uses a slightly different command to launch itself. Please edit this page if you have got the newer bundle to work on Tiger.

The bundle was created with the open source bundling tool Platypus. A sample Platypus profile that can be used to create a Mac bundle for BKChem is available. Note that you must edit the BKChem.platypus file with a text editor, replacing all occurrences of /Users/REPLACE/WITH/PATH/TO/ with the actual path to your bkchem-0.13.0 directory. If you use a version of BKChem other than 0.13.0, also remember to change 0.13.0 with whatever version you are using, assuming your BKChem source directory is still named bkchem-version. Otherwise, you need to search once for the version number 0.13.0 (as this is included in the bundle Get Info window), and once to change all occurrences of the path bkchem-0.13.0 into whatever your source directory is named. Please also create a directory named app inside your BKChem source directory, right next to the other folders (i.e., bkchem, images, doc and friends). Place the file in that directory, together with your Platypus profile, and then open BKChem.platypus. Now you can create your own bundle.


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