Thanks, but I think now I'm even more confused :-(
It seems like a whole lot of the tools that are listed on the left
panel after installing galaxy aren't actually installed.
For example FastQC. Then I do see FastQC in the tool shed, but it
seems like when I go to install it, it will create its own entry on
the left panel and not fix the FastQC tool that's already there.
So if I install everything I can from the tool shed I'll still be left
with a whole lot of broken tools in the left panel?
(I guess the tool shed is just for new tools, and not to fix the ones
already listed in Galaxy. Would it make sense to stop including tool
links on the left panel that aren't bundled with Galaxy, and then let
the toolshed add them in?)
On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 11:16 AM, Greg Von Kuster <g...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> In case you haven't found it, the tool shed wiki provides a lot of
> information. It's available at http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Tool%20Shed
> On Dec 10, 2012, at 10:59 AM, greg wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I have my fresh galaxy install on our cluster and now I'm trying to
>> figure out which tools are missing and how to install them.
>> I just came across the toolshed so now I'm really confused.
>> Question 1:
>> Can I install EVERY tool I need from the tool shed or are there some
>> things I need to install manually first like R, Samtools, etc? How do
>> I know what to install from where?
> The intent of the tool shed is to share Galaxy utilities ( tools, exported
> workflows, proprietary datatypes, etc) developed by many contributors in the
> Galaxy community. The tool shed provides a very rich set of features that
> enhance those provided by Galaxy itself. In this way it complements galaxy.
> For example, the tool shed provides features that allow tool developers to
> include information within their tool shed repository to automatically
> install ( and possibly compile ) tool dependencies for tools within the
> However, it is up to the repository owner (the community contributor ) to use
> tool shed features like this. So some repositories include tools that will
> install dependencies, while others require manual dependency installation.
> The core Galaxy development team is in the process of migrating tools from
> the Galaxy distribution to the main Galaxy tool shed. Tools that have been
> migrated in this way are all contained in repositories with the owner
> "devteam". If these repositories include tools, then they will have
> dependencies defined for them, so the dependencies will be installed along
> with the repositories.
>> Question 2:
>> Is it preferable to use the toolshed whenever possible, or it is not
>> fully developed yet?
> It is preferable to use the tool shed whenever possible, but additional
> features will continue to be added. This does not imply that you have to
> wait for additional features before using the tool shed.
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