Question: bowtie2 installation unsuccessful
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5.7 years ago by
bigbang20 wrote:

I have a MAC OS 10.7.5. I just downloaded the latest version of bowtie2:  bowtie2-2.2.4  and wanted to install it. After I unzipped the file I wrote command "make", but it says "make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop." Then I entered ./configure and the answer was -bash: ./configure: No such file or directory. I've searched about it from many forums but still couldn't find any solution. What is the problem? How should I solve it? 

Thank you.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.7 years ago by SES8.4k • written 5.7 years ago by bigbang20

Are you actually in the bowtie2 directory that was created when you unzipped the file?

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by Dan D7.1k

Yes, of course. I just downloaded bowtie2-2.2.3 version and installed it with homebrew command (becuz "make" couldn't help) and now it's working ok. I tried 2.2.4 version like this homebrew method too, but it didn't help. I'm just wondering is it possible that some bowtie2 version is not compatible with some OS X version??..

ADD REPLYlink modified 5.7 years ago • written 5.7 years ago by bigbang20
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5.7 years ago by
Vancouver, BC
SES8.4k wrote:

You probably selected the package for a Mac, which contains just the binaries. There is no Makefile or configure script in this distribution, so that explains your errors. If you want to compile the source for some reason, select the package with "source" in the filename, then try "make" again. Even though it sounds like you solved your issue with Homebrew, I thought I would answer this for those that are curious (or may find themselves here in the future). 

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.7 years ago by SES8.4k

OKay, Thank you so much!

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by bigbang20

Thank you so much for this! I was struggling with this for quite a while and did exactly that - selected the Mac package.

ADD REPLYlink written 4.6 years ago by calliefederer0
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