Question: Problem installing Cutadapt
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20 months ago by
alosim0
alosim0 wrote:

Hi everybody, Not a very experienced python user here. I have sequencing data with 3' adapters I wish to get rid of, and am trying to install cutadapt for that matter. I tried on two computers, a mac and a linux; In both, the installation goes well - I downloaded several versions of the .tar.gz archives, extracted them, and used the terminal to go to the location of the unzipped folder, followed by entering the command: python setup.py install --user as instructed by the installation manual:

Installation seems to go well (no errors), but when I try to run the program (using the command: python cutadapt and so on...) I get the following error massage: can't find '__main__' module in 'cutadapt'

As I said, I tried three or four different versions of cutadapt, not only the last one; I also tried using the pip installer; The same error, however, keeps appearing. What am I doing wrong here?

Your help will be much appreciated, I'm getting pretty desperate. Thanks! Alon

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 20 months ago by Devon Ryan84k • written 20 months ago by alosim0
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20 months ago by
Devon Ryan84k
Freiburg, Germany
Devon Ryan84k wrote:

It sounds like there's something fundamentally wrong with your python installation. You might instead install conda and then install cutadapt with conda install -c cutadpat. That will avoid your broken version of python.

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