I have installed ubuntu 16.04 just now. I am searching software like ncbi-blast etc but they are not appearing in results. But these bioinformatics softwares used to appear before. ANy suggestions please! thanks raghul

  • ncbi-blast is still available: packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=ncbi-blast%2B . Yes, the new Ubuntu Software no longer shows many software that is in the repos. – user692175 Sep 23 '17 at 3:45
  • You can see which PPAs have been disabled by the upgrade by inspecting /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list.distupgrade and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list.save. The packaging system processes only /etc/apt/sources.d/*.list. See man sources.list. Check with the PPA provider to see if they provide a 16.04 (Xenial) release. – waltinator Sep 23 '17 at 3:55

The default Software app (Gnome Software) does not show the softwares which gained relatively less fame, at least I think so.

There is no software ncbi-blast in the repo, but there is software named ncbi-blast+. To install it:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open Terminal and type:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ncbi-blast+

You can install other packages by sudo apt install <package_name>.

If you are having problems, post the output of cat /etc/apt/sources.list.

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