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In order to install EMBOSS in one's user environment on SHARCNet systems the package needs to be placed in the SHARCNet file systems, unpacked, installed and then user's PATH needs to be modified. In this example of installing EMBOSS it is assumed that the user name is jdesjard, EMBOSS version is 6.6.0, and that the software will be installed in /home/jdesjard/software/emboss.
First login to a SHARCNet system and create the paths for building and installing the software (note: using unified file systems like /home and /work will make the software installation available on all systems).
ssh email@example.com mkdir -p builds/emboss mkdir -p software/emboss
Place the package file in the builds path for the software.
Once that the package file is in the builds path change directory to the build path and unpack the file.
cd builds/emboss tar -xvf EMBOSS-6.6.0.tar.gz
After unpacking the tar.gz, navigate into the EMBOSS-6.6.0 folder and execute ./configure specifying the desired installation path in --prefix.
cd EMBOSS-6.6.0 ./configure --prefix=/home/jdesjard/software/emboss
To install the software run make and make install.
make make install
In order to run the software the user's PATH needs to be updated to include the installation directory.
Now the emboss commands should be available at the command line, e.g:
embossdata Find and retrieve EMBOSS data files Data file name: