5.2.4. Starting Galaxy#

While still in the galaxy directory, run the start-up shell script using the command:

sh run.sh


When run for the first time, this script will take some time to complete.

Subsequent runs will be faster.


Activating virtualenv at .venv
Requirement already satisfied: pip>=8.1 in ./.venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages (20.0.2)

When you see messages like the following in the terminal session, Galaxy is ready to use:

Starting server in PID 11466.
serving on http://localhost:8080

Leave the terminal window open.

Open a web browser window and type http://localhost:8080 in the address bar.

You will see the home page of your local Galaxy instance (Fig. 84).


Fig. 84 Home page of your local Galaxy instance#

You can start exploring the tools available or even upload data and start using them. However, it is a good idea to register a user account now, so you do not lose data, when you clear browser history.