On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 3:36 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com> wrote: > There is a similar but probably larger set of Debian packages > available via Debian-Med and Bio-Linux too. The catch here > is can you install arbitrary versions of a tool in parallel? And > I think the answer sadly is no.
This is the crucial concern for us. The standard OS packaging approaches (RPM and DEB) do not support this except very poorly. This is something we absolutely need. There are other package managers that do a better job (I'm quite fond of Homebrew on OS X, NIX also looks nice) but would add more dependencies. > The idea of standard recipe templates (e.g. typical Python > install) James outlined here might help: > http://lists.bx.psu.edu/pipermail/galaxy-dev/2013-August/016273.html I (as always) think a lot can be solved through abstraction. I'm envisioning a very high level description of what it takes to install a package, and then have different adapters to take that and install it for a given OS. -- James Taylor, Associate Professor, Biology/CS, Emory University ___________________________________________________________ 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/ To search Galaxy mailing lists use the unified search at: http://galaxyproject.org/search/mailinglists/