Ubuntu 10.04

Before you install software from this site on your computer, you must first run the command below. This command adds our software repository to the package management system’s configuration on your computer. You only need to run this command once, so if you have already installed software from this site on your computer, you don’t need to do this part again (although it won’t hurt if you do). Simply run the command below to configure your computer to install software from this site.

wget -q -O - https://apt.genome.wustl.edu/ubuntu/files/install.sh | sudo bash

To install JoinX, run:

sudo gmt install joinx1.5

Behind the Scenes:

If you’d prefer to configure your system manually or are uncomfortable running a script downloaded from the web, you can follow the instructions below rather than the simple commands above.

Repository Linking:

The Genome Modeling System uses Ubuntu’s native package management system, APT, leveraging our package repository at apt.genome.wustl.edu. To configure APT on your computer to be able to install software from our package repositry, run the following commands.

sudo apt-add-repository "deb http://apt.genome.wustl.edu/ubuntu lucid-genome main"
wget https://apt.genome.wustl.edu/ubuntu/files/genome-institute.asc
sudo apt-key add genome-institute.asc
sudo apt-get update

The above commands only need to be run once on each computer on which you want to install our software, i.e., you only need to add our repository to APT’s configuration once.

Install JoinX:

Once your computer has been configured to install software from our package repository, simply run the command below to install JoinX.

sudo apt-get install joinx1.5

Other Platforms & Source Code

The full source code and build instructions are available from the GitHub project page.

You will also find answers to some frequently asked installation questions on the frequently asked questions page.


To get help on , use the -h option, e.g.:

joinx1.5 -h
joinx1.5 intersect -h


To see the manual page:

man joinx1.5