Installing Qiime 2 on Ubuntu 16.04

Hi all,

I’m excited to start using Qiime 2 (as well as this new linux computer), but have had trouble installing it.

In response to:

pip install qiime

I had the error

**Traceback (most recent call last):**
**  File "/home/greg/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/", line 215, in main**
**    status =, args)**
**  File "/home/greg/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/commands/", line 342, in run**
**    prefix=options.prefix_path,**
**  File "/home/greg/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/req/", line 784, in install**
**    **kwargs**
**  File "/home/greg/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/req/", line 851, in install**
**    self.move_wheel_files(self.source_dir, root=root, prefix=prefix)**
**  File "/home/greg/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/req/", line 1064, in move_wheel_files**
**    isolated=self.isolated,**
**  File "/home/greg/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/", line 345, in move_wheel_files**
**    clobber(source, lib_dir, True)**
**  File "/home/greg/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/", line 316, in clobber**
**    ensure_dir(destdir)**
**  File "/home/greg/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/utils/", line 83, in ensure_dir**
**    os.makedirs(path)**
**  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 157, in makedirs**
**    mkdir(name, mode)**
**OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/natsort'**

For context, I’m using python version 2.7.12 and numpy has already successfully been installed.
I was following the steps here:

This guide warned that Ubuntu may require different dependencies for proper installation, but didn’t prescribe them. So I’m wondering whether any of you have some insight into this and what I might try.



Hi @conntrast,
It seems that you’re following the QIIME 1 installation instructions here. If you’re interested in installing QIIME 1, could you please repost your question to the QIIME 1 Forum as this forum is focused exclusively on QIIME 2. If you’re interested in installing QIIME 2, you should follow the install instructions on the QIIME 2 documentation site. Note though that we’re posting a new release of QIIME 2 today, so you should wait until the documentation for QIIME 2 2017.2 goes live before installing so that you get the most recent version. This will most likely happen within the next 12 hours.

Hope this helps!