I am very new to Ubuntu and please bear with me if I present a very layman's version of explanation.
My OS: Ubuntu 11.10 server, 64bit version
I need to use three tools
tophat is dependent upon samtools and bowtie. The dependency factor is - to ascertain where exactly the path to the above two tools (samtools and bowtie) are located.
Now, I can install samtools and bowtie using
sudo apt-get install however
- I dont know exactly where the library paths exists for samtools or bowtie
- According to the tophat installation notes, I am to extract the tool from compressed file, change dir into this file and ./configure; BUT I dont see the ./configure script in the extracted directory