How To Install kraken-translate on Fedora 34

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install kraken-translate on Fedora 34 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update kraken-translate as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install kraken
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install kraken

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is kraken-translate and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running Fedora 34. This guide was written specifically with a server running Fedora 34 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install kraken-translate on Fedora 34. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install kraken-translate on Fedora 34 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install kraken-translate using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install kraken

Install kraken-translate on Fedora 34 using yum

Because kraken-translate is available in Fedora 34’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install kraken-translate package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install kraken

How to upgrade (update) a single package kraken-translate using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like kraken-translate in this example you should use the following command:

yum update kraken

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade kraken

How to Upgrade kraken-translate on Fedora 34 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update kraken

How To remove kraken-translate from Fedora 34

To uninstall only the kraken-translate package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove kraken

Extra info and code examples

Kraken is a system for assigning taxonomic labels to short DNA sequences, usually obtained through metagenomic studies. Previous attempts by other bioinformatics software to accomplish this task have often used sequence alignment or machine learning techniques that were quite slow, leading to the development of less sensitive but much faster abundance estimation programs. Kraken aims to achieve high sensitivity and high speed by utilizing exact alignments of k-mers and a novel classification algorithm. In its fastest mode of operation, for a simulated metagenome of 100 bp reads, Kraken processed over 4 million reads per minute on a single core, over 900 times faster than Megablast and over 11 times faster than the abundance estimation program MetaPhlAn. Kraken's accuracy is comparable with Megablast, with slightly lower sensitivity and very high precision.


You now have a full guide on how to install kraken-translate using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the kraken-translate from Fedora 34.

See also:

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How To Install kraken-translate on Fedora 34

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