Hi Peter, As you discovered, repository dependency definitions are currently supported within a single tool shed. This is a temporary restriction, however, and is simply due to time / resource constraints. The following section of the tool shed wiki communicates this.
http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/DefiningRepositoryDependencies Repository dependencies: defining additional required repositories and repository contents Repositories in the tool shed can contain a file named repository_dependencies.xml that defines dependency relationships between repositories. Repository dependency definitions are currently supported only within the same tool shed. In other words, a repository in a local tool shed cannot require a repository in the main Galaxy tool shed. Support for repository dependencies across tool sheds will be available some time in the future. Greg Von Kuster On Feb 22, 2013, at 9:23 AM, Peter Cock wrote: > Hi all, > > I've just hit what I consider to be a bug, but may be a design > choice which I don't yet understand: It appears that repository > dependencies cannot refer to other Tool Sheds. > > As an example, I want to explore some more complicated > dependency work in my Blast2GO wrapper (I'd like it to be > able to download the underlying Java tool automatically). > I therefore started by uploading the previous releases to the > Test Tool Shed, > > http://toolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu/view/peterjc/blast2go --> > http://testtoolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu/view/peterjc/blast2go --> > > The Blast2GO wrapper requires the 'blastxml' format, which > is declared via a repository_dependencies.xml file as follows: > > <?xml version="1.0"?> > <repositories description="This requires the BLAST datatype > definitions (e.g. the BLAST XML format)."> > <!-- Revision 4:f9a7783ed7b6 on the main tool shed is v0.0.14 which > added BLAST databases --> > <repository toolshed="http://toolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu" > name="blast_datatypes" owner="devteam" > changeset_revision="f9a7783ed7b6" /> > </repositories> > > Unfortunately, uploading versions of the Blast2GO wrapper with > this definition (which points at the main tool shed) to the test > tool shed results in this error message: > > repository_dependencies.xml - Repository dependencies are currently > supported only within the same tool shed. Ignoring repository > dependency definition for tool shed http://toolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu, > name blast_datatypes, owner devteam, changeset revision f9a7783ed7b6. > > Given the idea of an ecosystem of Tool Sheds, with some > groups maintaining their own local Tool Shed and perhaps > publishing tools there, it seems likely we will need to be > able to define dependencies on other tool sheds - and in > particularly the main tool shed at Penn State which I see > having a hub-like role. But right now, that doesn't work. > > Is this a short term limitation (since cross-Tool Shed > dependencies are bound to be more complex to support), > or a deliberate policy? > > Thanks, > > Peter > ___________________________________________________________ > Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" > in your mail client. To manage your subscriptions to this > and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: > > http://lists.bx.psu.edu/
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