Installing your Amazon EC2 system

Upgrading and installing basic software

Your Amazon EC2 instance starts out with a default set of software, but you’ll want to update that. To install security updates and other pieces of software, run the following commands, in order:

%% apt-get -y update
%% apt-get -y dist-upgrade
%% apt-get -y install mercurial less python-matplotlib unzip bzip2 zlib1g-dev ncurses-dev python-dev

Getting the files for this course

Now grab the files for this course:

%% hg clone http://bitbucket.org/ctb/ngs-course

Configuring your system

Finally, run the configuration script:

%% . ngs-course/aws/configure.sh

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