I just installed a galaxy server and ran into something that may be a deliberate feature or a genuine bug when trying to install a package from the main tool shed. I got the Admin tab working, went to the section dealing with tool sheds and selected "Search for valid tools" in the Galaxy main too shed. I was able to find the tool I wanted (NCBI Blast+, and I found multiple revisions) but I never found anything remotely like an "Install" button. There are bare-bones instructions for a manual install of the tool, but nothing automatic.

However, if I start with "Browse valid repositories" and _then_ search for "ncbi blast" (and not "ncbi blast+"), I find a single revision that has a "Preview and install" option and an "Install into local Galaxy" button.

So the only question here is whether this behavior is a bug or a feature. In other words, should I be able to automatically install packages using my first approach, or does Galaxy prevent this deliberately?

                 David Gene Morgan
                  cryoEM Facility
                  320C Simon Hall
           Indiana University Bloomington
               812 856 1457 (office)
               812 856 3221 (EM lab)
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