Hello -

I am a microbiologist and I am attempting to set up a a local instance of Galaxy. I'm very green with the Linux environment! So you will have to pardon a very naive question from a biologist...

I have installed VirtualBox on my PC and I am currently running Ubuntu Linux 11.04 (64 bit). I have downloaded the galaxy distribution from the mercurial repository and have executed the run.sh script. However, Galaxy fails to launch, and I get the following error message:

zipimport.ZipImportError: can't decompress data; zlib not available
Fetch failed.

Would anyone have a fix for this problem? I have tried installing zlibc using the following command:

sudo apt-get install zlibc

But this does not seem to resolve the issue... Is this something to do with Ubuntu (should I try a different Linux environment)?

Any recommendations would be deeply appreciated.


Joe J. Harrison
Senior Fellow
Department of Microbiology
University of Washington
1705 NE Pacific Street, HSB J181
Seattle WA USA
(206) 543-3147
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