I'm trying to get the Vienna RNA tools (particularly RNAfold) running locally (as opposed to using the web interface--because I have lots of sequences I wish to process in batch mode). On the website, it mentions that there are pre-compiled versions of the software available for all major operating systems, however the site seems to be down. All that's still accessible is the GitHub page with source code access.
From my experience, trying to get large C/C++ projects, that often have quite a few third party dependencies, to compile is a huge pain. And even the Python "version" (really a Python wrapper around the C++ code) doesn't install with pip, despite having a compiler available (and found by pip), there are quite some header files that aren't on my Windows system that it complains about--and I've generally never had a problem with pip not being able to install other Python packages, even ones that are internally mostly C/C++. Even installing Anaconda, then bioconda, and then trying to install "viennarna", it isn't found. I'm beginning to think that these tools are just broken other than on the sorts of workstations on which they were developed, which already have all the necessary dependencies and headers.
Has anyone else managed to get a local install of these tools working?