I'm trying to install bgzip on red hat.

sudo yum install bgzip


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No match for argument: bgzip
Error: Unable to find a match: bgzip

Following advice from https://installati.one/centos/7/htslib-tools/ I have also tried sudo yum install htslib-tools with a nearly identical response.

I have done with yum and dnf:

sudo yum makecache and then sudo yum -y install htslib-tools

but neither of those sequences of commands worked.

I have also tried https://centos.pkgs.org/7/epel-x86_64/htslib-tools-1.9-5.el7.x86_64.rpm.html and downloaded htslib-1.9-5.el7.src.rpm and then try to install via sudo yum localinstall htslib-1.9-5.el7.src.rpm but this fails:

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Error: Will not install a source rpm package (htslib-1.9-5.el7.src).

How can I install htslib?

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The htslib-tools package which provides bgzip is available in EPEL for both RHEL 7 and 8 (you didn't specify the version of RHEL you are running) so just enable EPEL:


subscription-manager repos --enable codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-$(arch)-rpms
dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm


subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-*-optional-rpms \
                           --enable rhel-*-extras-rpms \
                           --enable rhel-ha-for-rhel-*-server-rpms
yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

and use yum install htslib-tools to install it.

  • I should add that in between the first two commands for RHEL8, the CPG key should be imported: rpm --import http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-8
    – con
    May 19 at 18:05

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