0. Download a matching binary
Select and download a VMD version from http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Development/Download/download.cgi?PackageName=VMD
put the tar.gz file into a temporary directory (/tmp)
1. unpack and configure:
cd /tmp tar xvf vmd*tar.gz cd vmd* ./configure
cd src sudo make install
This will put VMD into the default system-wide location (/usr/local/lib/vmd) and create a symbolic link to the binary in /usr/local/bin. Different installation locations can be specified in the configure file.