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Old 01-02-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default BWA aligner: no install instructions ?

I have downloaded bwa and unpacked it via tar xfvj

What do I have to do now?

I see files named COPYING, README.md and NEWS. None of them contains install instructions. There must be instructions but I cannot seem to find them ?
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:47 AM   #2
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use the "make" command
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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What OS are you using?

BWA is supplied as a "source only" program. You will need to compile the source code (which is where "make" comes into play) for your OS.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:59 AM   #4
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Thank you adamdeluca!

But seriously, where are the instructions ? How can you publish software without giving the slightest hint of how to install it.

Might be obvious for non-newbie linux users but in my eyes that's kind of ignorant not even dropping 2 sentences of how to install :/

I have already seen configure commands and others so I was afraid I would cause more problems than I already had if I was too hasty.

Well thanks again for the help!

Edit: I'm using ubuntu, the make command is what had to be done!
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:33 PM   #5
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It's the first few lines of the README.md file:

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git clone https://github.com/lh3/bwa.git
cd bwa; make
Though, to be fair, those aren't exactly the best instructions I've ever read (especially since you can skip the git... portion)!
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:04 AM   #6
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Thank you adamdeluca!

But seriously, where are the instructions ? How can you publish software without giving the slightest hint of how to install it.

Might be obvious for non-newbie linux users but in my eyes that's kind of ignorant not even dropping 2 sentences of how to install :/

I have already seen configure commands and others so I was afraid I would cause more problems than I already had if I was too hasty.

Well thanks again for the help!

Edit: I'm using ubuntu, the make command is what had to be done!
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