Installation

For the impatient

The latest source code can be downloaded from github using:

git clone git://github.com/samtools/htslib.git
git clone git://github.com/samtools/bcftools.git
cd bcftools
 # The following is optional:
 #   autoheader && autoconf && ./configure --enable-libgsl --enable-perl-filters
make
Important
In order to use the BCFtools plugins, this environment variable must be set and point to the correct location:
export BCFTOOLS_PLUGINS=/path/to/bcftools/plugins

Detailed instructions

If the simple copy and paste approach above did not work, see DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS.

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