5.2.1. Check system requirements#

Before running Galaxy, you will need to:

  1. Install Git and Python virtualenv module

  2. Check if there is enough free disk space

  3. Ensure that a Conda environment is not active

Install Git and Python virtualenv module#

Git is necessary for getting the latest version of Galaxy’s source code from GitHub. Python virtualenv module is necessary to set up an isolated virtual environment for running Galaxy.

To install them, use Software Manager or apt, and search and install the following packages:

  1. git

  2. python3-venv

Check free disk space#

You will need at least 5 GB of free disk space for the initial setup. More space will be needed for your analyses and for the tools you might install from the Galaxy tool shed.

To check available disk space, you can use the Disk Usage Analyzer application or the df command.

Ensure a Conda environment is not active#


If you are not using Conda, you can ignore this requirement and proceed to the next step:

-> Getting the latest release of Galaxy

If you are using Conda, please make sure an environment is not active before the Starting Galaxy step.

You can deactivate an active Conda environment using the command:

conda deactivate

Although it is possible to install Galaxy using an existing Conda installation, it is simpler to create and use a virtual environment using Python’s venv module.

With all the requirements satisfied, you can proceed towards getting the latest release of Galaxy using Git.