# Compiling and installing MaSuRCA/MSRCA assembler

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After reading GAGE-B (dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btt273) which is an evaluation of the performance of various pieces of de-novo assembly software I was convinced to try and get MaSuRCA (http://www.genome.umd.edu/masurca.html) working even if it took a lot of effort, as the results looked very promising.

The compilation didn’t work for me, the problem being the automatically generated Makefiles had an error in them where the compiler name was missing in the executed statement. This proved too complex for me to fix quickly, and instead I went with the following solution: EDIT 4/8/14: This solution is unlikely to work. See bottom of article for why

3. Comment out or delete line 29 of the install.sh file: (cd CA/src && make LD\_RUN\_PATH="\$LIBDIR")