mothur

Mothur installation

Hi, I am trying to install mothur from the direct zip file on Ubuntu on a VirtualBox. As I launch the command mothur, I get this message:

mothur: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I know there is a mothur page https://www.mothur.org/wiki/How_to_Resolve_Readline_Issues about readline issues, but as I enter yum search readline, I don’t have any of the readline packages presented. I also looked for them on the apt list and tried to install different readline libraries, but still wouldn’t work.

Is it an issue you have encountered before? Thank you!

what version of Ubuntu? are you using the ubuntu or linux zip?

Yes, that was as simple as this. Sorry for this very beginner mistake!

glad it was that easy.