Question: Building Vcftools Executable
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8.9 years ago by
Nasir20 wrote:

Hello all

Could someone please tell me how to build a vcftools executable I can run from the command line? I have tried running make and nmake in the same directory as the vcftools makefile, but have not been successful. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 8.9 years ago by Jorge Amigo11k • written 8.9 years ago by Nasir20

What goes wrong? Unless you provide more detail (e.g. error messages), nobody will be able to help you.

ADD REPLYlink written 8.9 years ago by Lars Juhl Jensen11k
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8.9 years ago by
Jorge Amigo11k
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Jorge Amigo11k wrote:

the information on vcftools' documentation page is very precise. in fact it is very short and simple: you only need to run "make" on the vcftools folder after uncompressing the tar ball you downloaded, and the installation will be immediately performed.

but as you mentioned nmake, the M$ version of make, I think you are trying to install vcftools on a windows machine, and although it is a perl based tool I'm pretty sure it uses the power of linux/unix environments through system calls. it is not stated on the documentation, but I believe vcftools is only supposed to be used on a linux/unix environment, not on a windows machine. if this is your case, you may have to start thinking about alternatives such as cygwin (creates a unix environment on top of your windows machine), virtualbox (allows running multiple OS in parallel), wubi (allows easy installation of dual-booting ubuntu on a windows machine), or directly installing a linux distro on your machine.

ADD COMMENTlink written 8.9 years ago by Jorge Amigo11k

Thank you Jorge! You deduced my problem exactly, in spite of the lack of details in my question. I will now give your very useful suggestions a go.

ADD REPLYlink written 8.9 years ago by Nasir20
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