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VarSeq Installation on Ubuntu

This article covers the basics of installing VarSeq on Ubuntu Linux 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04. There are some considerations that are distribution specific. Please see VarSeq System Requirements for details on hardware requirements. Please visit the Ubuntu site for more information about this operating system.

Install System Dependencies for Ubuntu

VarSeq is a desktop GUI application that has a number of system dependencies on Linux. The majority of these dependencies will be installed with a “desktop” distribution, but some will not be installed by default for “server” distributions.

The packages and install command will vary with each version of Linux. You will find install instructions here for the officially supported distributions and versions:

The following install command can be used to ensure all required packages are installed:

sudo apt install libnss3 libxrandr2 libxcomposite1 libxdamage1 libxi6 libxtst6 libxcursor1 libfontconfig1 libfreetype6

Download The Latest VarSeq

The following URL will always download the latest version of VarSeq:

https://www.goldenhelix.com/download/VarSeq/VarSeq-Lin64.tar.gz

Download this to your target Linux machine interactively or using the command:

wget https://www.goldenhelix.com/download/VarSeq/VarSeq-Lin64.tar.gz

Extract out the VarSeq installer from the location you would like VarSeq to exist. We suggest /opt/

tar -xzf VarSeq-Lin64-tar.gz

Then navigate to the directory and launch VarSeq

cd VarSeq
./VarSeq

Updated on November 16, 2022

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