Hello (snapcraft newbie here!)
I’m trying to create a snap from VMD (https://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Development/Download/download.cgi?PackageName=VMD) Molecular Visualization Software and it uses a non standard configure/make method.
Essentially, one needs to execute the following:
tar xzf vmd-1.9.2.bin.LINUXAMD64.opengl.tar.gz
I can’t figure out which plugin to use in this case. Initially I tried to use autotool plugin, but I don’t know how to change to src directory before running make install. Also, this software does not use make for compiling itself because it is already a binary distribution.
I know that snapcraft does have a dump plugin, although it’s a binary distribution, I need to run its configure script before install.
Obviously I could just install it on a machine e repack the installation on a tar.gz file and just use the dump plugin. But I would need to do this every time a new version came out.
Could anyone help me with this?
Thanks in advance