maq - maps short fixed-length polymorphic DNA sequence reads to reference sequences

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name maq
Package version 0.7.1
Package release 5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 559 B
Download size 313.88 KB
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Maq (short for Mapping and Assembly with Quality) builds mapping assemblies
from short reads generated by the next-generation sequencing machines. It was
particularly designed for Illumina-Solexa 1G Genetic Analyzer, and has a
preliminary functionality to handle ABI SOLiD data. Maq is previously known as
Developmemt of Maq stopped in 2008. Its successors are BWA and SAMtools.


Package Version Architecture Repository
maq_0.7.1-5_i386.deb 0.7.1 i386 Debian Main
maq - - -


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libc6 >= 2.4
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libstdc++6 >= 4.1.1
zlib1g >= 1:


Type URL
Binary Package maq_0.7.1-5_amd64.deb
Source Package maq

Install Howto

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




2012-04-25 - Andreas Tille <>
maq (0.7.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
[ Charles Plessy ]
* renamed debian/upstream-metadata.yaml to debian/upstream
[ Andreas Tille ]
* debian/upstream:
- Removed duplicated entry DOI
- Moved PMID to references
* debian/source/format: 3.0 (quilt)
* debian/reference: removed because references are kept in
debian/upstream (also removed from debian/docs)
* debian/control:
- Standards-Version: 3.9.3 (no changes needed)
- Fixed Vcs fields
- Build-Depends: dh-autoreconf
- Dropped from Build-Depends: quilt, cdbs
* debian/patches/20_prevent_-64_option.patch: Dropped in favour
of using dh-autoreconf
* debian/rules: converted to dh
* debian/copyright: cme fix dpkg-copyright
* debian/patches/gcc-4.7.patch: Enable building with g++-4.7
Closes: #667270
* debian/README.source: Removed because there is no point any
more to explain how to use quilt
2011-03-13 - Charles Plessy <>
maq (0.7.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Development of Maq stopped in 2008. Its successors are BWA and SAMtools.
(debian/control, debian/maq.doc-base).
* DEP-5 conformant debian/copyright file, checked with ‘config-edit’.
* Use Debhelper 8 (debian/control, debian/compat).
* Collected various information in debian/upstream-metadata.yaml.
* Incremented Standards-Version in debian/policy to reflect
conformance with Policy 3.9.1 (no changes needed).
2009-07-17 - Charles Plessy <>
maq (0.7.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Distribute scripts that are not installed by upstream’s
makefile in /usr/share/maq (debian/install).
* Incremented Standards-Version in debian/policy to reflect
conformance with Policy 3.8.2 (no changes needed).
* debian/patch: made headers conformant with current draft of DEP3.
2009-04-16 - Andreas Tille <>
maq (0.7.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Enable LARGEFILE64_SOURCE to prevent a problem with zlib on
64bit archs (Thanks to Peter Green <> for
the patch)
Closes: #506009
* Standards-Version: 3.8.1 (no changes needed)
2008-11-16 - Charles Plessy <>
maq (0.7.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release 0.7.1 (Closes: 505820)
- Accepts reads shorter than 127 bp (63 bp before).
- .map alignment changes and not backward-compatible.
- Reversion to short reads possible with --enable-shortreads.
* New upstream release 0.6.8
- New features for the 1000 genome project.
- Error dependency coefficient reduced from 0.93 to 0.85.
- Added mapvalidate command.
- Support generating GLF format.
- The mapcheck command can optionally dump additional information.
* debian/patches:
- 20_perl_path.patch deleted because accepted upstream.
- 10_prevent_-64_option.patch reorganised to only modify
and forwarded upstream.
- 20_prevent_-64_option.patch changes configure and can be regenerated
by running autoreconf.
* debian/control: typo corrected in short description (Closes: #492979)
* debian/reference: BibTeX reference downloaded from;18/11/1851 with abstract
removed because it is a copyrighted work.
* debian/README.Sources renamed README.source to comply with Policy.
2008-07-16 - Andreas Tille <>
maq (0.6.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Charles Plessy ]
* Initial release (Closes: #489836)
[ Andreas Tille ]
* Rudely deleted -m64 option from configure because multiarch
building leads to several problems

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