tabix - generic indexer for TAB-delimited genome position files

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: tabix
Package version: 1.2.1
Package release: 2ubuntu1
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 936 B
Download size: 223.93 KB
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Tabix indexes files where some columns indicate sequence coordinates: name (usually a chromosome), start and stop. The input data file must be position sorted and compressed by bgzip (provided in this package), which has a gzip like interface. After indexing, tabix is able to quickly retrieve data lines by chromosomal coordinates. Fast data retrieval also works over network if an URI is given as a file name. This version of tabix is built from the HTSlib source.



    Source package: htslib

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/bin/bgzip
    • /usr/bin/tabix
    • /usr/share/doc/tabix/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/tabix/copyright
    • /usr/share/lintian/overrides/tabix
    • /usr/share/man/man1/bgzip.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/tabix.1.gz


    2015-12-15 - Dimitri John Ledkov <> htslib (1.2.1-2ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=high * Skip test-suites on armhf, powerpc and s390x due to broken endiannes and alignment issues. See for details. Hopefully upstream will agree on a concept and merge it soon.

    2015-12-09 - Andreas Tille <> htslib (1.2.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium * Team upload * Enable build on hurd-i386 Closes: #793512 * More verbose description vor -dev and -test package * Fix lintian override * Verified Mayhem bug report which is solved in this version Closes: #716376

    2015-05-25 - Charles Plessy <> htslib (1.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium 0662716 Merge tag '1.2.1' into debian/unstable 084f27d Install NEWS as upstream changelog. 316fb96 Override a Lintian false positive. 3363679 Clean test directory. 69bf167 Corrected a typo in tabix description.

    2014-09-24 - Charles Plessy <> htslib (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium 1357fbd Merge tag '1.1' into debian/unstable 87549cd Updated symbols file. One symbol is missing. 873ea9b Removed orphan paragraph in machine-readable copyright file. 49de2b9 Allow parallel build. 7fe3bb5 Normalise control file (VCS-Browser, Pre-Depends). 0e5e9e6 Conforms to Policy 3.9.6.

    2014-09-16 - Charles Plessy <> htslib (1.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium Uploaded to unstable (see previous changelog from experimental).

    2014-08-17 - Charles Plessy <> htslib (1.0-1) experimental; urgency=low cc559b8 Merged with upstream's master branch. 74b9d7b Build on the master branch. 04815a7 New major version (libhts0 -> libhts1). 98c18ca Updated symbols file. 22fef0c Install pkgconfig file. 420896b Override PACKAGE_VERSION to avoid tags with a slash in the name. 79b5d4e Use the Debian package version as PACKAGE_VERSION. 72b5c4a Finally use the 3.0 (quilt) format in single-debian-patch mode. d870946 Adjusted substitution variables following dpkg's warnings. 9469458 Removed debug command accidentally introduced. 8c7f7d4 Replace the old tabix package from the tabix source package.

    2013-11-16 - Charles Plessy <> htslib (0.2.0~rc3-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release. (Closes: #729282)