Using a prebuilt .deb package

The recommended way to install RAW on Linux is using a prebuilt .deb package. To install from a prebuilt app package:

  1. Download the RAW-x.y.z-linux-amd64.deb (where x.y.z is the version number) file from sourceforge:

    Download BioXTAS RAW
    • Be sure to save the file, rather than opening it with a program.
  2. Open a terminal and navigate to where you saved the downloads (usually: cd ~/Downloads)

  3. Run the following command to install, replacing the version number with the correct version:

    • sudo dpkg --install RAW-x.y.z-linux-amd64.deb
  4. You may now run RAW either by:

    1. Using the command bioxtas-raw from the command line
    2. Opening the ‘BioXTAS RAW’ program from your Activities menu or similar.

Note: if you wish to uninstall a version of RAW installed this way, simply use the following command: sudo apt-get remove bioxtas-raw