Hey Greg,

thank you so much for this very quick and detailed answer,
as well as a fix for the issue. The observed inconsistencies
in the flexbar repo are resolved now.

Kind regards
Johannes


On Jan 25, 2013, at 7:46 PM, Greg Von Kuster <g...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:

> Hello Johannes,
> 
> I reset all of the metadata on your flexbar repository and I believe it now 
> displays everything correctly.  Metadata is now associated with the following 
> changeset revisions:
> 
> 14:69ddef2ec7d2 - this is the repository tip and contains Flexbar version 2.31
> 
> 12:4cbf6c6d2f2b - this changeset has metadata associated with it because it 
> contains Flexbar version 2.3
> 
> 5:0a7a3e7559b4 - this changeset also contains Flexbar version 2.3.  Metadata 
> is associated with this changeset because you deleted the Flexbar tool from 
> the following changeset (6:c0c9b43670d0)
> 
> The behavior you describe is a result of the way you uploaded the various 
> changes to independent files.  When you upload a file, a new mercurial 
> changeset revision is created, and metadata is defined based on a comparison 
> of the parent changeset revision and the new repository tip.  The basic rule 
> for setting metadata is if certain components of the parent changeset is not 
> equal to or a subset f the current changeset (the tip in this discussion).  
> This approach works very well in most cases, but not so well in corner case 
> scenarios like this one.  Setting metadata on repositories in the tool shed 
> is a very complex process, so getting it perfect in every scenario is 
> difficult.  I'm always improving the process though, and I'll attempt to 
> correct the behavior for this scenario.
> 
> The workaround that corrects the behavior in this and all other corner-case 
> scenarios is to manually reset all metadata on the repository after all of 
> your uploads are completed.  This process inspects the entire changelog 
> instead of just the repository tip and immediate parent changeset.
> 
> I just committed changeset revision 8663:982aa4ecc7b5 to the Galaxy central 
> repository that allows repository owners to reset all metadata on their 
> repositories using the Repository Actions popup menu form the Manage 
> repository page in the tool shed.  This feature used to be restricted to only 
> Tool Shed administrators.
> 
> This change set is currently running on the test Galaxy tool shed and will be 
> available on the main Galaxy tool shed 2 Galaxy releases from now.
> 
> Thanks very much for reporting this!
> 
> Greg Von Kuster
> 
> On Jan 25, 2013, at 10:21 AM, Johannes Röhr wrote:
> 
>> Recently, I updated the Flexbar tool definition in the Galaxy Tool Shed 
>> repository flexbar to work with a new version of the program. I changed the 
>> version of the tool definition from 2.3 to 2.31, adjusted requirements and 
>> uploaded files. However, the Flexbar tool in the repo still shows the old 
>> tool version and requirements, whereas the tool command seems to be updated.
>> 
>> Furthermore, the change log shows that new repository metadata is associated 
>> with the latest change set, but bizarrely the initial metadata is now 
>> associated with commit 11 instead of 12, which was the last bugfix commit 
>> before the update (commit 13). The update took place more than a week ago.
>> 
>> Any suggestions why that is the case? Thanks!
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