My experience with the installation of QIIME2-2017.5 on Windows Subsystem for Linux is described below. The first step to getting everything up and running was to copy the anaconda installation command on the main page website.
conda create -n qiime2-2017.5 --file https://data.qiime2.org/distro/core/qiime2-2017.5-conda-linux-64.txt
After the conda environment installation was completed, I tried to run the QIIME2 help command to verify the installation:
qiime --help ... from PyQt5 import QtCore, QtGui, QtWidgets ImportError: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Something isn’t quite right. Even though QT is installed on Windows, I need a copy of it for the WSL. To install the QT5 framework, if you are using the Ubuntu Xenial WSL, simply use apt-get.
sudo apt-get install qtbase5-dev
Now, everything works great!
(qiime2-2017.5)~$ qiime --help QIIME is caching your current deployment for improved performance. This may take a few moments and should only happen once per deployment. Usage: qiime [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... QIIME 2 command-line interface (q2cli) -------------------------------------- To get help with QIIME 2, visit https://qiime2.org. To enable tab completion in Bash, run the following command or add it to your .bashrc/.bash_profile: source tab-qiime To enable tab completion in ZSH, run the following commands or add them to your .zshrc: autoload bashcompinit && bashcompinit && source tab-qiime Options: --version Show the version and exit. --help Show this message and exit. Commands: info Display information about current deployment. tools Tools for working with QIIME 2 files. dev Utilities for developers and advanced users. alignment Plugin for generating and manipulating alignments. composition Plugin for compositional data analysis. dada2 Plugin for sequence quality control with DADA2. deblur Plugin for sequence quality control with Deblur. demux Plugin for demultiplexing & viewing sequence quality. diversity Plugin for exploring community diversity. emperor Plugin for ordination plotting with Emperor. feature-classifier Plugin for taxonomic classification. feature-table Plugin for working with sample by feature tables. phylogeny Plugin for generating and manipulating phylogenies. quality-filter Plugin for PHRED-based filtering and trimming. taxa Plugin for working with feature taxonomy annotations.