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Old 04-12-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default Getting FASTX installed


I'm new to sequence analysis and I have barcoded Illumina sequences which I want to split into different files. I already tried to install FASTX to do this, but I get constantly the next error when I want to configure:

checking for GTEXTUTILS... configure: error: Package requirements (gtextutils) were not met:

No package 'gtextutils' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GTEXTUTILS_CFLAGS
and GTEXTUTILS_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

I've followed the instructions on the mail, but that doen't work.
So what are GTEXTUTILS and how can I solve this problem? Is there otherwise anyother program that I can use to split barcoded sequences?

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Old 05-25-2011, 12:47 AM   #2
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You need to look at the installation man page at:

following the instructions.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:40 AM   #3
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I use this if you dont have pkg-config, you'll have to set the environment variables they describe in the help.

# fastx for read trimming.
mkdir -p fastx && cd fastx
bunzip2 libgtextutils-0.6.tar.bz2 && tar xvf libgtextutils-0.6.tar
cd libgtextutils-0.6 && ./configure && make && sudo make install && sudo ldconfig
cd ../
sudo apt-get install pkg-config && sudo pkg-config
bunzip2 fastx_toolkit-${FASTX_VERSION}.tar.bz2
tar xvf fastx_toolkit-${FASTX_VERSION}.tar
cd fastx_toolkit-${FASTX_VERSION} && ./configure && make && sudo make install
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:52 AM   #4
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Default Having the same problem, trying to resolve in different ways but noting working

Hi there,
I was trying to install this tool in my centos7 workstation but having problem. I tried to google and also tried all the possible solution but nothing works. I tried the code by "brentp" but getting the following error. code:
PHP Code:
# fastx for read trimming.
-p fastx && cd fastx
wget http
bunzip2 libgtextutils-0.6.tar.bz2 && tar xvf libgtextutils-0.6.tar
cd libgtextutils
-0.6 && ./configure && make && sudo make install && sudo ldconfig 
Whenever I try sudo make install it gave me:
ter.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/pipe_fitter.o
pipe_fitter.c: In function ‘pipe_close’:
pipe_fitter.c:30:6: error: variable ‘i’ set but not used [-Werror=unused-but-set-variable]
  int i, status ;
cc1: all warnings being treated as errors
make[3]: *** [pipe_fitter.lo] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/gondor/zillur/tools/fastx/libgtextutils-0.6/src/gtextutils'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/gondor/zillur/tools/fastx/libgtextutils-0.6/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/gondor/zillur/tools/fastx/libgtextutils-0.6'
make: *** [all] Error 2
I also tried the instructions here:
PHP Code: 
but its not working.
Is there any solution there??
Thanks in advance.

Best regards
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:44 AM   #5
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There are likely more current/better alternatives to fastx. What exactly you need from fastx package?

BTW: The errors you posted are not very informative with all "warnings" being treated as errors.
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