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InterMine makes use of a variety of freely available software packages. All of the software listed below is required.

Software At least Purpose
Git 1.7 check out and update source code
Java SDK 7 build and use InterMine
Ant 1.8 invokes the InterMine build
Tomcat 7.0.x website
PostgreSQL 9.1 database
Perl 5.8.8 run build scripts

You should try to use the latest versions of the above software.


InterMine only supports installations onto Linux and Mac OS X systems. Windows systems of any kind are not supported. We run a mixture of Debian and Fedora servers in our data centre in Cambridge.

After installation, most programs require extra configuration to work with InterMine: