5.2.2. Getting the latest release of Galaxy#

Create a directory to set up Galaxy and change into it:

mkdir ~/programs
cd ~/programs

Here ~ is a shortcut for your home directory.


This directory is not specific for Galaxy.

You can use it for installing or storing other programs too.

Get the latest release of Galaxy from the project’s repository on GitHub. The latest release at the time of this writing is 21.01.

You can get (or clone) the repository using the git clone command:

git clone -b release_21.01 https://github.com/galaxyproject/galaxy.git

The -b option of git clone, checks out the specified Git branch — release_21.01 in this case.


Cloning into 'galaxy'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 364, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (364/364), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (232/232), done.
remote: Total 497693 (delta 184), reused 237 (delta 131), pack-reused 497329
Receiving objects: 100% (497693/497693), 520.44 MiB | 3.89 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (391502/391502), done.
Updating files: 100% (5826/5826), done.

This will take some time depending on your network connection. Once complete, you will find a directory named galaxy in the current directory.

Next, you will need to create a Python virtual environment.