This page is dedicated to the installation of Gk-arrays version 0.2.0. At that time several distinct libraries were produced depending on the dataset size and the length of reads. The following details explain the procedure for installing the libraries.


The installation will create you between one and four versions of a test executable (called buildTables) and a library that could be used in any of your programs.

You can have a 32-bit and 64-bit library as well as a fixed and a variable-length read library. Hence depending on the options you specify, you may have between one and four versions of the library.

Installation from the source code

  1. Unpack the archive
  2. Enter the directory libGkArrays-version-number
  3. Type ./configure
  4. If everything went fine, run make
  5. To install the library on your machine, type make install as an administrator

You can specify parameters to the configure script. By default, make will create a 32-bit implementation of the Gk-arrays for variable-length reads. If you have lots of reads, then you need the 64-bit implementation. If your reads all have the same length, then you should use the fixed-length read implementation which runs much faster. For both cases, there exists an option in the configure script:

If you specify both options, you will end with four versions of the library:

Installation from the deb package

You just need to install the package using a dedicated program on your distribution or by typing dpkg -i package-name. This will install all the four versions of the library (32 and 64 bits, fixed and variable).