bwa - Burrows-Wheeler Aligner

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name bwa
Package version 0.7.10
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 385 B
Download size 165.20 KB
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BWA is a software package for mapping low-divergent sequences against
a large reference genome, such as the human genome. It consists of
three algorithms: BWA-backtrack, BWA-SW and BWA-MEM. The first
algorithm is designed for Illumina sequence reads up to 100bp, while
the rest two for longer sequences ranged from 70bp to 1Mbp. BWA-MEM
and BWA-SW share similar features such as long-read support and split
alignment, but BWA-MEM, which is the latest, is generally recommended
for high-quality queries as it is faster and more accurate. BWA-MEM
also has better performance than BWA-backtrack for 70-100bp Illumina


Package Version Architecture Repository
bwa - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package bwa_0.7.10-1_amd64.deb
Source Package bwa

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bwa deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bwa




2014-08-14 - Andreas Tille <>
bwa (0.7.10-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
2014-06-06 - Andreas Tille <>
bwa (0.7.9a-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
* debian/copyright: Add Upstream-Contact
* debian/rules: Install as upstream changelog
2014-04-13 - Andreas Tille <>
bwa (0.7.8-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
2014-03-18 - Andreas Tille <>
bwa (0.7.7-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
* Move debian/upstream to debian/upstream/metadata
2014-02-21 - Andreas Tille <>
bwa (0.7.6a-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
* cme fix dpkg-control
2013-06-04 - Ognyan Kulev <>
bwa (0.7.5a-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed FTBFS: SSE2 is required so require amd64-based architecture for
now. (9284b99)
* Updated Vcs-* fields. (521828c)
* New package description taken from homepage. (0ad135b)
* Standards-Version: 3.9.4 (3ce8e1a)
2013-06-04 - Ognyan Kulev <>
bwa (0.7.5a-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Charles Plessy ]
- Imported Upstream version 0.7.0 (947c814)
- was removed upstream. (4d08b81)
- Bash completion. (ad07300)
- Updated list of BWA's commands. (c330e89)
[ Ognyan Kulev ]
- Imported upstream version 0.7.5a (ec16902, Closes: #710682)
- README is renamed to by upstream. (f42f5c0)
- Standards-Version: 3.9.4 (no changes needed)
- Removed DM-Upload-Allowed field. (78af085)
- Added myself as uploader. (86455dc)
2012-06-26 - Andreas Tille <>
bwa (0.6.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Carlos Borroto ]
* New upstream release
[ Andreas Tille ]
* debian/control:
- versioned Build-Depends debhelper >= 9
- Standards-Version: 3.9.3 (no changes needed)
- Add Carlos Borroto as uploader to make sure a package
with his changes is not considered as NMU
* debian/docs: Add NEWS.Debian
* debian/watch: Use SF redirector as suggested by lintian
2011-11-30 - Charles Plessy <>
bwa (0.6.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
[b794564] New upstream release.
[fc9894b] Pass -D_NO_SSE2 everywhere except on amd64 (Closes: #648803).
[52312b6] Corrected changelog: 0.6.0-1 was actually uploaded to unstable.
2011-11-14 - Charles Plessy <>
bwa (0.6.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
[9ce640c] New upstream release (not to use in a production pipeline).
[e641dd6] Corrected the name of the file downloaded by uscan.
[4ada685] Pass Dpkg build flags to the compiler through Debhelper 9.  Thanks, Niels Thykier!

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