I tried to run bowtie with these commands: wget http://freefr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/bowtie-bio/bowtie/0.12.8/bowtie-0.12.8-src.zip unzip bowtie-0.12.8-src.zip
after this I had this error: Makefile:189: recipe for target 'bowtie-build' failed make: * [bowtie-build] Error 1 what i should do now?
The current version of bowtie is 1.2.2. Bowtie2 is at 2.3.4. Why are you trying to build an ancient version? Better use a package manager.
You get the error from unzipping? Or did you also use
Installation should be a breeze using conda.