Linux packages for UCSC genome source tools

Posted 09 Apr 2010 in genome bioinformatics, linux, UCSC genome browser

Some time ago I’ve created packages for the UCSC genome source tools for 64Bit Intel/AMD processors.

A .rpm version can be downloaded here; a .deb version can be downloaded here.

On Fedora/RedHat/CentOs, install the rpm with:

sudo yum install ucsc-genome-tools-225-2.x86_64.rpm --nogpgcheck

On Debian/Ubuntu, install the .deb file with:

dpkg -i ucsc-genome-tools_225-1_amd64.deb

Tell me in the comments if there are any problems, I’ve tested them only on Debian and CentOS.


  1. Geparada

    Hi maxhaussler!
    Thanks for sharing all these tools… they’ll save me a lot of time!
    But, some scripts give this error:

    error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    can you tell me what should I do?

  2. Hi Geparada,

    hm, this is because your linux distribution is different from mine. In this case, I cannot help at the moment. I really want to create source packages for the tools, but currently don’t have the time for this. Once a source package has created, it will tailor the tools to your distribution. You can email Adam Huffman (adam.huffman – at, he has rpm-source-packages, which you might convert with a tool called “alien” into the debian format. Sorry for this, someone of the debian-med team should take up the task of packaging this stuff properly, but I don’t have the time at the moment…


  3. Geparada

    Hi Max

    Thanks for your answer. I already solved the problem installing libmysqlclient15, where there are the missing files. The tools works nice and I used these a lot! (mainly pslToBed script).

    Thanks again,

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