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KEGG2SBML 1.5.0 requires the following software:

  1. Perl 5 version 5.8.0 or later

KEGG2SBML requires the following database files:

  1. KEGG Pathway database files available from
  2. LIGAND database files for the following (available from and
    1. compound
    2. enzyme
    3. reaction
    4. reaction_mapformula.lst

Academic users may freely download the KEGG data files from the GenomeNet ftp site. Non-academic users are required to obtain a license agreement through the licensor, Pathway Solutions Inc., for downloading the KEGG data. For more information, please refer to

Download and installation

First, download the current release version of KEGG2SBML from The current release of KEGG2SBML at the time of this writing is version 1.5.0 (kegg2sbml-1.5.0.tar.gz), released on July 28, 2008.

After you've downloaded KEGG2SBML, extract the archive thus:

tar xvzf kegg2sbml-1.5.0.tar.gz
cd kegg2sbml-1.5.0

Check that your copy of the perl command is located in /usr/bin/perl on your computer. If this is not so, put perl in /usr/bin/perl or else change the path to perl at the top of the bin/kegg2sbml file downloaded in this distribution of KEGG2SBML.

Next, create the Makefile and issue the commands to install KEGG2SBML:

perl Makefile.PL
sudo make install  

make install copies the executable Perl script kegg2sbml to /usr/local/bin on your computer and it also installs additional Perl modules used by kegg2sbml into the Perl module directory on your computer system.

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