Problems Installing Mothur Suite




I’m trying to install the mothur suite on my local Galaxy (newest version), but I’m running into troubles. When I attempt to install it, my Galaxy stops working. Then I tried to install a single components through the repository, but it has troubles to install the mothur (1.39) dependency. In the terminal I’m getting this message:

PackageNotFoundError: Packages missing in current channels:

  • mothur

We have searched for the packages in the following channels:

Please help me, I do not want to be mothurless any longer.


Hi, I asked for some feedback/help from the tool authors at the IUC Gitter chat, feel free to join the chat there, or they might get back here:

Just to clarify a few items that will help with troubleshooting:


I was running Galaxy 19.04, but I tried it now with the stable branch of the 19.01 Galaxy release with the same result. Both of them were a new install. I’ve tried to install other tools (with dependencies) and for them it worked.
I’m running Galaxy inside a virtualenv. I guess I use the default dependency resolvers, because I haven’t changed the settings.
I will check out gitter. Thank you very much for your help.