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Not able to launch GenomeBrowse on Linux

asked 2012-11-14 10:28:51 -0600

Manoj T gravatar image


I downloaded "GenomeBrowse-Lin64-1.0.5.tar.gz" and extracted the tar file. Everything seems to go fine, however if I try to launch ./GenomeBrowse it gives "Segmentation fault" message.

Could you please suggest what is wrong here? Am I launching it correctly? My PC version is working perfectly fine.


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answered 2012-11-14 16:41:05 -0600

Hey Manoj,

Unfortunately it can be difficult to build a single executable program that works perfectly well on every distribution of Linux. Unlike windows, each flavor of Linux has a different mix of standard libraries we depend on.

One thing to check is if you are running CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) that you try our RHEL5 build of GenomeBrowse. The Lin64 build works on most modern Ubuntu/Debian distributions, but does has some known issues (including library incompatibilities that lead to Segmentation fault) on RHEL distros.

From our download page click the RHEL 64 download button and try that.

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