BEAST can be downloaded from the following link:
This will download a compressed tar archive (a ‘.tgz’ file).
Installing OpenJDK 8
Ubuntu-based linux operating systems have Open JDK installed as their default Java installation. To install Open JDK 8 (both JRE and JDK), you can run the following commands:
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
Installing Oracle Java 8
If you’d like to use Oracle Java instead of Open JDK, you will require the PPA maintained by Webupd8 Team before proceeding with the installation:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
Note: if the apt-add-repository command is not found, first install the following:
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
The PPA also contains a package to automatically set Java environment variables, by simply running the following command:
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default
You can now edit the /etc/environment configuration file and add the following entries to set JAVA_HOME and JRE_HOME environment variables:
Installing BEAST on Linux
- Unpacking tarball.
- Moving directory to /usr/local/ or some such place.
- Describing the shell scripts in /bin.
- Creating symbolic links?
- Running directly using the .jar file (to allow JavaVM options).
- Running without command-line options to bring up GUI.